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Berndt leads Australian training facility

September 12, 2018

Christopher C. Berndt, FASM, TSS-HoF, has been selected to lead the new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM).

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Super fast 3D tomographic images

August 29, 2018

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin announces that the fastest 3D tomographic images to date have now been achieved by the BESSY II x-ray source. This speed can be beneficial with metallic foams, where fast sensing capability can capture a series of microstructures as the foaming process takes place.

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3D x-ray tomography scoops up information about ice cream microstructure

July 23, 2018

Researchers at Diamond Light Source Ltd., Oxfordshire, U.K., agree that there’s nothing quite like an ice cream on a hot day, and eating it before it melts too much is part of the fun. Ice cream is a soft solid and its appeal is strongly affected by the underlying microstructure. An international team of researchers brought samples to Diamond to investigate the temperature dependence of...

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Instron to host open house

July 23, 2018

Instron has announced plans to host a Biomedical Open House event September 20 at its Norwood, Mass. headquarters. The event will present the company’s latest advancements in static, dynamic, and impact testing for the biomedical field, including live demonstrations on how to improve efficiency in the lab, ways to expand capabilities, and how to deliver more accurate and reliable test...

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Cerenovus develops Nitinol mechanical thrombectomy stentriever devices for stroke

July 16, 2018

Researchers from Cerenovus, Ireland, report that the EMboTrap and the EmboTrap II, Nitinol mechanical thrombectomy (MT) devices, have been launched in Europe with great success and will soon be launched in the United States.

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Integer completes sale of its surgical and orthopedics product lines to Medplast

July 16, 2018

Integer Holdings Corp., Frisco, Texas, has completed the previously announced sale of its Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics (AS&O) product lines to MedPlast LLC for $600 million in cash.

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Researchers evaluate micro-cleanliness and rotary bend fatigue of final Nitinol wire

July 16, 2018

Researchers from Boston Scientific report that they joined with other researchers to evaluate micro-cleanliness and rotary bend fatigue in a sampling of current and future generation Nitinol wire, including VAR and VIM products from multiple suppliers.

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Fort Wayne mechanical conditioning process for Nitinol wire improves low-cycle fatigue by 50%

July 16, 2018

Fort Wayne Metals, Fort Wayne, Ind., announces that its engineers have developed a non-inclusion-based process for shape memory alloy fatigue durability enhancement.

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Researchers discover polycrystalline materials can be derived from microscopic single crystal samples

June 29, 2018

Materials researchers at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Sydney, were able to derive the bulk properties of a polycrystalline material, in a way that is useful for engineering, by carrying out micro-mechanical testing on single crystals of nickel.

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