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One Minute Mentor: Low-Temperature Carburization of Stainless Steels

December 11, 2017

The combination of hardness and ductility achieved by low-temperature carburization also enhances resistance to erosion. The graph shows the results of cavitation testing of treated and nontreated 316 stainless steel specimens.

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Buehler launches Quick Ship program for Wilson-certified Rockwell hardness test blocks

December 11, 2017

Buehler, an ITW Company, LakeBluff, Ill., is introducing a Quick Ship program for the most commonly used Wilson-certified Rockwell hardness test blocks in North America. For ultimate accuracy and performance in tester verification, Buehler has calibration sets available for most Rockwell scales.

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ASB adds new plasma electric arc spraying equipment for advanced ceramic coatings

December 11, 2017

ASB Industries, Barberton, Ohio, announces that it recently added a new plasma electric arc system to increase spray capacity in its new thermal spray production room, making it a multi-process-capable production area.

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Supersonic cold spray of metallic powder repairs gearbox of a GE90 jet engine

December 09, 2017

GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, N.Y., reports that engineers at the GE Aviation subsidiary Avio Aero used supersonic cold spray to repair a gearbox from the world’s most powerful jet engine, the GE90.

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Oerlikon acquires three coatings and materials firms to expand its technology portfolio

December 09, 2017

Oerlikon, Switzerland, announces that it has acquired Primateria AB in Sweden, and has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of DiaPac LLC and Diamond Recovery Services Inc. in the United States.

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Outokumpu introduces corrosion-resistant titanium-stabilized nickel-base Ultra Alloy 825

December 08, 2017

Outokumpu Oy, Finland, introduces Ultra Alloy 825, a titanium-stabilized austenitic nickel-base alloy with added copper designed primarily for process equipment in the chemical and oil and gas industries.

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Allegheny to produce differentiated continuous nickel-base alloy sheet to repair oil pipeline

December 08, 2017

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, has been selected to supply the nickel-base alloy rolled product needed to repair a large oil pipeline break in an unnamed foreign country.

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Praxair-GE Aviation joint venture opens facility for advanced coating of jet engine parts

December 08, 2017

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., and GE Aviation, Cincinnati, Ohio, have opened a new facility in Ellisville, Miss., for their PG Technologies joint venture, which specializes in advanced coatings that enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses.

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Novelis invests $4.5 million to upgrade aluminum rolling/recycling facility in Warren

December 07, 2017

Novelis Inc., Atlanta, announces a $4.5 million manufacturing investment at its aluminum rolling and recycling facility in Warren, Ohio.

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Shimadzu metal artifact reduction software enables clearer images for X-ray CT system

December 07, 2017

Shimadzu, Japan, has released its Metal Artifact Reduction software, which significantly reduces artifacts in CT images, enabling the acquisition of clear images for the Shimadzu inspeXio SMX-225CT FPD HR Microfocus X-ray CT system.

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