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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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One Minute Mentor: Subcritical anneal to convert pearlite to ferrite

March 25, 2019

When maximum ductility and good machinability are needed and high strength is not required, ductile iron castings generally are given a full ferritizing anneal.

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DOE awards $36 million to develop materials for high-temperature heat exchangers

March 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, announces $36 million in awards for 18 projects as part of the High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP).

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GE Aviation’s Catalyst turboprop engine wins award for 3D-printed design

March 24, 2019

GE Aviation, Auburn, Alabama, announces that it has been recognized by Aviation Week with a Laureate Award in the Business Aviation category for the GE Catalyst program’s innovative work with additive manufacturing design and implementation.

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Nikon's XT H 450 CT inspection system includes micro-focus X-ray source for dense parts

March 24, 2019

Nikon Metrology, England, has developed X-ray/CT (computed tomography) systems that inspect the complex inner structures of products and detect any defects within them, all without disassembling the product.

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Russian scientists research steel-vanadium-steel laminate for next-gen nuclear reactors

March 24, 2019

Materials scientists from the Russian National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS) announce that they have developed a unique steel-vanadium-steel sandwich material that is able to withstand temperatures of up to 700°C, hard radiation exposure, mechanical stress, and chemical exposure for a long period of time.

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Wisconsin Oven builds 35-foot, two-zone gas-fired oven for curing composites

March 20, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, announces the shipment of a two-zone indirect gas-fired heavy duty walk-in oven to a global manufacturer in the composites industry.

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Dual-chamber heat treating furnace hardens and tempers tool steels for transportation

March 20, 2019

L&L Special Furnace Co., Aston, Pa., announces that it has shipped a dual-chamber heat treating furnace that will harden tool steels in its upper chamber while its bottom chamber is used for tempering, stress relief, and pre-heating.

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Seco Warwick reports record order portfolio and 10% sales increase over 2017

March 20, 2019

The Seco Warwick Group, Meadville, Pa., reports a record order portfolio of over $106 million after three quarters of 2018, with an operating profit for this period of $5.3 million, and net profit of $3.5 million.

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