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ATI to sell titanium investment castings business to Consolidated Precision Products

June 07, 2019

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Cast Products business to Consolidated Precision Products Corp. (CPP) of Cleveland, which operates 16 global facilities manufacturing products primarily for the aerospace, defense, and industrial industries.

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Composite steel foam stops 50-caliber rounds as well as solid steel at half the weight

June 07, 2019

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, announces that its researchers have demonstrated that a steel composite metal foam can stop armor-piercing 50-caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.

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Russian scientists dope aluminum with nickel and lanthanum to raise strength and ductility

June 07, 2019

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia, report that they have found a simple and efficient way of strengthening aluminum-based composite materials.

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Oerlikon invests $55 million in new R&D and AM production facility in North Carolina

June 07, 2019

Oerlikon, Switzerland, has opened a $55 million Innovation Hub & Advanced Component Production facility in Huntersville, North Carolina, as part of its ongoing U.S. growth strategy.

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Buehler AabrasiMet XL Pro simplifies cutting of metal samples up to 7 inches in diameter

June 07, 2019

Buehler, an ITW Company, Lake Bluff, Ill., has launched the AbrasiMet XL Pro large abrasive cutter to provide consistency and repeatability in cutting large samples for production environments.

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Wisconsin Oven’s soluble mandrel curing oven quickly heats 8000 pounds of steel to 350°F

May 30, 2019

Wisconsin Oven, East Troy, has built an electrically heated soluble mandrel curing oven in which 8000 pounds of steel and 20,000 pounds of soluble material are heated from 80° to 350°F at an average rate of 0.1°F per minute.

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George Krauss to present Keynote Session at ASM International’s Heat Treat 2019

May 30, 2019

George Krauss, University Emeritus Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, is to present the keynote session at Heat Treat 2019 in Detroit. He will discuss Heat Treated Carbon Steels: Great Versatility, Excellent Performance, but Beware of Embrittlements.

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Retech supplies vacuum induction melting systems to Siemens for casting turbine blades

May 29, 2019

Retech Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Seco Warwick Group, Meadville, Pa., announces that two of its furnace systems have been installed at a new Siemens Power and Gas plant.

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Nitrex enables heat treater to add nitriding, nitrocarburizing, and oxidation treatments

May 28, 2019

Nitrex Metal, Montreal, announces that Italian heat treater GalvanoTechnik has expanded its surface treatment services portfolio to include Nitreg controlled nitriding, Nitreg-C nitrocarburizing, and ONC in-process oxidation treatments.

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One Minute Mentor: Stress relieving ductile iron

May 27, 2019

When not otherwise heat treated, complex engineering castings of ductile iron may be stress relieved at 510 to 675°C (950 to 1250°F).

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