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HRL Labs commercializes 3D-printable high-strength aluminum alloy

April 22, 2019

HRL Laboratories LLC, Malibu, Calif., is commercializing its additively manufactured (3D-printed) high-strength aluminum, which has obtained the first ever registration of an additive alloy from the Aluminum Association.

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One Minute Mentor: Hardness of normalized ductile iron tempered at various temperatures

April 19, 2019

The normalizing temperature for ductile iron is usually between 870 and 940°C (1600 and 1725°F).

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Baker Furnace develops point-and-click augmented reality platform for its furnaces

April 16, 2019

Baker Furnace, Yorba Linda, Calif., a division of Thermal Product Solutions, has developed an augmented reality (AR) platform for its furnace lines, allowing operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers to interact with the furnace through a tablet.

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Universal Stainless invests $10 million for upgrades to specialty steel facility in New York

April 16, 2019

Universal Stainless and Alloy Products Inc., Bridgeville, Pa., announces that it has added a new bar turn and burnish line and a new General Electric phased-array nondestructive testing system to its facility in Dunkirk, New York.

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Wisconsin Oven designs solution heat treat/chiller system for aerospace company

April 16, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, announces that it has shipped an electrically heated horizontal solution treat system with a chiller system to a manufacturer in the aerospace industry.

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AFC Holcroft provides UBQ and UBT heat treating furnaces to Specialty Steel Treating

April 16, 2019

AFC Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that it has supplied a UBQ (universal batch quench) furnace and a UBT (universal batch temper) annealing furnace to Specialty Steel Treating as part of a larger multi-year equipment standardization program intended to replace older equipment provided by another supplier.

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ATI extends purchase agreement with Rolls-Royce for rotating-disc-quality nickel alloys

April 11, 2019

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has extended its Long-Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) with Rolls-Royce to supply rotating-disc-quality nickel-base and other specialty alloys for its Trent engine family.

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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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