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SSPC, AWS, NACE announce Public Review Period for revised thermal spray standard

December 31, 2018

The Society for Protective Coatings, the American Welding Society, and NACE International announce a public review period for its proposed Joint Standard/Standard Practice, “Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel.”

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Mettech launches NanoFeed nanopowder suspension feeders for thermal spray torches

December 31, 2018

Northwest Mettech, Vancouver, announces that its NanoFeed line of liquid and suspension feeders for the thermal spray industry has been developed to enable delivery of submicron powders to thermal spray torches.

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Air Products to build large-scale air separation unit to produce nitrogen, oxygen, argon

December 31, 2018

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., announces plans to build, own, and operate a new air separation unit in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The large-scale facility, scheduled to be onstream in early-to-mid-2020, will provide reliable liquid industrial gas options for local customers and distributors in the region.

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Pitt and General Carbide partner to improve tungsten carbide powders for 3D printing

December 31, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide Corp., Greensburg, Pa., report that recent awards from the state of Pennsylvania will enable research into improving tungsten carbide powders and developing 3D printing methods for more effective and economical additive manufacturing.

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Praxair receives award from Pratt & Whitney for reducing costs, increasing efficiency

December 31, 2018

Praxair Surface Technologies, Danbury, Conn., announces that it has received Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award, which is given yearly to recognize a supplier that demonstrates exemplary commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Buehler introduces programmable AutoMet grinder-polishers with intuitive touch screen

December 28, 2018

Buehler, an ITW company, Lake Bluff, Ill., introduces the AutoMet family, semi-automatic grinder-polishers with advanced programming features such as method storage and z-axis material removal to ensure consistent results regardless of operator.

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JSW USA restarts electric arc furnace, casts steel slab in Ohio steel mill closed for ten years

December 28, 2018

JSW USA, Baytown, Texas, announces that it has restarted the electric arc furnace at its mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio, casting the first steel slab on December 14 after being closed for 3545 days.

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Advantest develops test capabilities for 5G medical devices, mobile electronics

December 15, 2018

Advantest Corp., Tokyo, has developed advanced test solutions that enable 5G connectivity for such diverse applications as mobile electronics, medical devices, automotive systems, retail business, and big data.

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Ford’s $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Center has 23 additive manufacturing machines

December 14, 2018

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., announces that it has opened an Advanced Manufacturing Center dedicated to developing advanced technologies for improving the company’s approach to building cars and trucks.

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Massive precipitation of nanoscale AlTi particles strengthens multiple-metal alloy

December 13, 2018

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) researchers report that they have developed a novel strategy to design new high-strength alloys that are also ductile and flexible by causing massive precipitation of nanoscale particles.

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