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Ben Crawford appointed CEO and President of Contour Hardening

September 23, 2018

Contour Hardening, Indianapolis, announces the appointment of ASM Heat Treating Society member Ben Crawford as its new CEO and President.

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Braidy Industries acquires nanostructured aluminum producer NanoAl

September 23, 2018

Braidy Industries Inc., Ashland, Ky., announces that it has acquired NanoAl LLC, a world leader in the science of nanocrystalline strengthening technology applied to sheet aluminum, as a third wholly owned subsidiary.

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Surface Combustion: “Endothermic Atmosphere Monitoring and Control for Carburizing”

September 23, 2018

Surface Combustion, Maumee, Ohio, announces that on Thursday, September 28th, at 3:30 p.m., Ben Bernard, VP of Global Sales, will present “Endothermic Atmosphere Monitoring and Control for Carburizing.”

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Steel Dynamics completes acquisition of Kentucky Electric Steel assets

September 23, 2018

Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Kentucky Electric Steel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Specialty Steel Works Inc., for $5.0 million.

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Global semiconductor sales hit new high, increase by 17.4% in July

September 23, 2018

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, announces the highest-ever monthly worldwide sales of 39.5 billion in July 2018: a 17.4% year over year increase over July 2017, and a slight increase of 0.4% over June 2018.

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Edwards semiconductor inks agreement to acquire Brooks cryogenic business

September 23, 2018

Atlas Copco Group, Sweden, through its wholly owned U.S. entity, Edwards Vacuum LLC, Hillsboro, Ore., has reached an agreement to acquire the cryogenic business of Brooks Automation Inc., Chelmsford, Mass.

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NXP acquires OmniPHY for automotive Ethernet to support autonomous vehicles

September 23, 2018

NXP Semiconductors N.V., Eindhoven, Netherlands, announces the acquisition of OmniPHY, San Jose, Calif., a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology, supporting NXP’s plans to deliver the next-generation of data transfer solutions to carmakers.

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Micron announces $3 billion investment in U.S. for DRAM and NAND

September 23, 2018

Micron Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho, will invest $3 billion by 2030 to increase memory production at its plant in Manassas, Virginia, creating about 1100 new jobs over the next decade.

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Ames Lab acid-free rare-earth magnet recycling process wins innovation award

September 23, 2018

The Critical Materials Institute and Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, announce the development of a magnet recycling process in which magnets are dissolved in water-based solutions, recovering more than 99 percent purity rare earth elements.

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One Minute Mentor: Steel Selection for Heat Treated Parts

September 21, 2018

In practice, it is difficult to separate part design from steel selection because the two steps are interdependent.

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