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Making x-ray microscopy 10 times faster

November 29, 2018

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—have developed a transmission x-ray microscope (TXM) that can image samples 10 times faster than previously possible.

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ASM International Publishes Guide to Product and Process Engineering of Aluminum Castings

November 14, 2018

The Aluminum Castings Engineering Guide is a valuable guide to product and process engineering of various aluminum castings. It emphasizes process and material characteristics, product-process-alloy integration, manufacturing, product design, and successful conversion of steel and iron applications to aluminum.

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Fan blade flaws continue to plague airlines

October 19, 2018

More flaws in jet engine fan blades, like one that cracked and broke loose in April, killing a Southwest Airlines Co. passenger, have been discovered on planes operated by several carriers, and the manufacturer is moving to further tighten inspections.

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Abstract from Nitinol 2018: Corrosion – Key Variables, Test Methods, and Regulatory Aspects

October 16, 2018

Corrosion performance continues to be a key element of Nitinol device development; this presentation gives an overview of the subject.

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Texas A&M researchers design high-heat shape memory alloys for jet engines

October 16, 2018

Texas A&M University, College Station, announces that its researchers have developed high - temperature shape-memory alloys that may have the capability to operate in jet engines.

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Euroflex HCF third-generation Nitinol wire enables longer fatigue life for complex devices

October 15, 2018

Euroflex, Germany, reports that it combines state-of-the-art tube manufacturing technologies with the advantages of HCF, a third generation Nitinol material.

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Norman Noble develops 3D printing for titanium, stainless steel, and cobalt chrome

October 15, 2018

Norman Noble Inc., Cleveland, announces that its new capability for 3D printing of metal alloys enables manufacturing of next-gen medical devices and implants with internal features and custom surface structures.

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ASM International Chapters in the News: MA IIT Visits China

October 05, 2018

Students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, paid a visit to the Material Advantage (MA) Northeastern University Chapter in China, July 21-30.

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Studying crack propagation with 3D imaging

September 27, 2018

A Texas A&M University research team has taken the first 3D image of a microscopic crack propagating through a metal damaged by hydrogen. The new research shows what is happening at the crack tip as a part begins to fracture. The team identified 10 microscopic structures that make metals stronger and less susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement.

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Living legend shares insights on microanalysis trends

September 27, 2018

Nestor J. Zaluzec, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has been named an inaugural Fellow in the Legends Class of the Microanalysis Society, in recognition of his contributions to advanced microscopy and microanalysis.

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