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Spray Tips: Sources of coating porosity

May 17, 2019

The most common source of coating porosity is trapped, unmelted, or resolidified particles. The figure shows particle impact states that create structural features.

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Erosive Wear Testing of Laser Clad and HVOF Coatings for Drilling in Mining

May 17, 2019

This ITSC presentation focuses on the fact that drilling is a major cost factor to mining operations (exploration, drill and blast operations), and wear of components is a significant driver of drilling costs.

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Axial Suspension Plasma Sprayed Ceramic Coatings for Semiconductor Applications

May 17, 2019

This ITSC 2019 presentation discusses the plasma treatment of large-scale substrates, because the size of semiconductor and flat-panel-display (FPD) production equipment for dry etching and sputtering has been increasing due to the increased size of both silicon wafers and displays.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy opens new headquarters in Michigan for additive manufacturing

May 17, 2019

GKN Powder Metallurgy announces that it has opened its new North American Powder Metallurgy Headquarters and Additive Manufacturing Customer Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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The Effect of Rapid Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Cold Spray Coatings

May 17, 2019

This ITSC 2019 paper details the mechanical testing of Al 6061 cold spray coatings before and after a rapid heat treatment with a novel focused IR device.

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Cummins invests in GE’s Binder Jet additive manufacturing technology to reduce costs

May 06, 2019

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Indiana, is set to expand its additive manufacturing capabilities by implementing GE Additive’s high-precision Binder Jetting AM technology, initially focusing on low-volume parts as engineers investigate the best way to use AM in higher-volume manufacturing.

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Coatings based on low interfacial toughness cause ice to easily shed from airplane wings

May 06, 2019

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, announces development of a new class of spray-on coatings based on low interfacial toughness that cause ice to easily shed from surfaces of cargo ships, airplanes, power lines, and other large structures.

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Carbon infused with zirconium, boron, and titanium can withstand heat of hypersonic flight

April 11, 2019

Researchers from the University of Manchester in England, and Central South University in China, announce that they have developed a carbide coating in which powders of zirconium, boron, and titanium are infused into a carbon composite, producing a coating that can withstand the high temperatures of aircraft structures flying at over five times the speed of sound.

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ATI extends purchase agreement with Rolls-Royce for rotating-disc-quality nickel alloys

April 11, 2019

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has extended its Long-Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) with Rolls-Royce to supply rotating-disc-quality nickel-base and other specialty alloys for its Trent engine family.

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Saint-Gobain appoints TSS member Tim Vitorino Thermal Spray Powders Product Manager

April 09, 2019

Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions, Amherst, N.Y., announces the appointment of Tim Vitorino, a member of the ASM Thermal Spray Society, to the position of Product Manager for Thermal Spray Powders.

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