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ARL’s nanogalvanic aluminum powder mixed with water rapidly generates hydrogen gas

June 19, 2018

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) , Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announces that its researchers have developed a novel, structurally-stable, aluminum-base nanogalvanic alloy powder that reacts with water to produce hydrogen on-demand without a catalyst.

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Advanced Heat Treat expands headquarters to add nitriding/nitrocarburizing units

June 18, 2018

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), Waterloo, Iowa, has officially broken ground on a new 15,000 square foot expansion at its corporate headquarters.

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Enhanced-duty walk-in oven heats 1300 pounds of aluminum from 70 to 480°F in two hours

June 18, 2018

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Mich., has manufactured a natural-gas-fired enhanced-duty walk-in oven for a transportation technology company that heat treats baskets of aluminum parts.

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Air Products gas-density sensor detects hydrogen concentration in furnace atmosphere

June 18, 2018

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., introduces its new gas-density sensor, which is designed to measure hydrogen concentration in sintering furnaces in which a nitrogen-hydrogen blend serves as the hot-zone atmosphere.

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One Minute Mentor: Resistivity of Maraging Steels

June 18, 2018

Electrical resistivity of maraging alloys decreases as the aging time increases, up to approximately 100 hours.

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JW Aluminum builds new plant for producing sheet; Hazelett to supply casting machine

June 18, 2018

JW Aluminum, Mount Holly, S.C., has started construction of a new 220,000-square-foot building at its flat-rolled aluminum plant, which will feature a Hazelett twin-belt continuous casting machine.

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Penn State receives U.S. Navy grant for super-finishing of 3D-printed metal parts

June 13, 2018

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, announces that its researchers have received more than $535,000 to install a state-of-the-art “super-finishing lab” for 3D-printed metal parts.

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Bruker Skyscan X-ray nano-CT offers ultrahigh resolution for larger fields of view

June 13, 2018

Bruker, Billerica, Mass., has launched f the Skyscan 2214, a multiscale X-ray nano-computed-tomography system with a unique X-ray source and detector geometry that generates sharper images with excellent precision.

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USAF-96 Steel demonstrates high strength and toughness with no tungsten or cobalt

June 13, 2018

Defense TechLink, Bozeman, Montana, reports that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin AFB in Florida has developed USAF-96 Steel, a low-alloy steel that has demonstrated strength and toughness at −40°C even in sections up to four inches thick.

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U.S. Steel to restart second blast furnace to support increasing demand

June 13, 2018

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, announces that it will restart the second of two blast furnaces (‘A’) blast furnace) at its Granite City Works, an integrated steelmaking plant in Granite City, Ill.

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