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Solar Atmospheres facility to install 12-foot vacuum furnace to process titanium

April 01, 2019

Solar Atmospheres, Greenville, S.C., announces that it has ordered a new 12-foot car-bottom vacuum furnace with advanced pumping system and rapid cooling capability manufactured by sister company Solar Manufacturing, Hermitage, Pa.

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Spray Tips: Selective galvanizing by cold spray

March 31, 2019

Cold spraying has been found to be a useful approach for the selective protection of localized areas that are the likely locations for corrosive attack, as shown in the diagram.

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ASM International CEO Corner: ASM Renewal Report: Membership & Revenue

March 29, 2019

Allow me to update you, the ASM membership, on our progress through the end of 2018 regarding the ASM Renewal.

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Nucor to invest $1.35 billion for new mill producing 1.2 million tons of steel plate per year

March 29, 2019

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that it will build its new state of the art steel plate mill in Brandenburg, Kentucky, located along the Ohio River southwest of Louisville.

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AFC Holcroft integral quench batch furnace enables heat treater to expand production

March 29, 2019

AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., reports that Modern Heat Treat, Richland Hills, Texas, added several UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnaces and companion equipment to its installed base throughout the year in 2018, including equipment similar to that already in operation in its facility.

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Seco Warwick CAB furnace enables auto parts maker to cut costs, control brazing quality

March 29, 2019

Seco Warwick, Meadville, Pa., has delivered and commissioned the first-ever vacuum purging semi-continuous Active Only CAB furnace for a North American automotive aftermarket manufacturer.

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Lindberg MPH aluminum melting-holding furnace has melt rate of 3000 pounds/hour

March 29, 2019

Lindberg MPH, Riverside, Mich., announces that it has designed a melting and holding furnace with an aluminum melt rate of 3000 pounds per hour and the capacity to hold up to 40,000 pounds of aluminum.

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One Minute Mentor: Normalizing Ductile Iron

March 29, 2019

Normalizing (air cooling following austenitizing) can result in a considerable improvement in tensile strength and may be used in the production of ductile iron of ASTM type 100-70-03.

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Researchers track patterns of island growth in crystals

March 28, 2019

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have found that the seemingly random arrangement of islands that form as crystals begin new layers can actually be very similar from layer to layer. Using coherent x-ray scattering techniques to observe the crystal surface at the atomic scale during crystal growth, the researchers were able to...

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Scientists use neutron scattering techniques to examine magnetic materials

March 28, 2019

Physicists from the University of Luxembourg and their research partners have demonstrated for the first time in a comprehensive study how different magnetic materials can be examined using neutron scattering techniques, much like an x-ray is used on other materials. Their research results can help material engineers to make predictions about load-bearing capacity, in addition to wear and...

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