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March 21, 2019Rigaku, Japan, announces the newest addition to the NEX DE series, the Rigaku NEX DE VS direct excitation variable-spot EDXRF elemental analyzer, which is uniquely suited for small spot analysis applications.
March 12, 2019Lehigh University, Pa., announces that its researchers have developed plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposited titanium and vanadium nitrides that are said to be harder than commercial coatings “by orders of magnitude.”
March 11, 2019Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Santa Barbara, Calif., announces the new Jupiter XR Atomic Force Microscope, the first and only large-sample AFM to offer both high-speed imaging and extended range in a single scanner.
March 08, 2019Kermetico, Benicia, Calif., makes specialized HVAF systems to spray metal coatings and alloyed powder compositions onto uncommon substrates such as acme threads, thin walls, and temperature-sensitive materials.
March 08, 2019The diagram compares the particle velocity and gas temperature ranges of cold spray and other thermal spray processes: In the cold spray process, the gas and particle temperatures are much lower and the gas and particle velocity are much higher than in other thermal spray processes.
March 07, 2019Metallization of polymers is an attractive way of improving their electrical and erosion properties, but it is still challenging to achieve a dense metal coating on polymer surfaces by thermal spray processes, due to excessive surface erosion during processing.
March 06, 2019Engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory report that they have discovered defects in the products of the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process by taking videos of the products with super-fast high-energy x-rays as they are being built.
February 25, 2019The Large Additive-Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine (LASIMM) project of the European Union has announced that the hybrid machine, which offers both metal additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing capabilities, is now ready to build demonstrator parts.
February 24, 2019Norsk Titanium, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and SAE International announce the release of the first specifications for direct energy deposition additive manufacturing.
February 24, 2019The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, recently announced that United States Navy researchers have applied for a patent on a room-temperature superconductor comprised of an insulator core that is coated with “a lead zirconate titanate, aluminum, or any other material that induces the piezoelectric effect.”