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Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Ashland Inc. acquires full ownership of Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd.
Ashland Inc. completed a transaction whereby it acquired full ownership of the joint venture Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd. The purchase price of the stock transaction was not disclosed.
Ashland Composite Polymers obtains global ISO 9001:2000 certification
Global businesses that depend upon a steady material supply rely upon verified standards to ensure that a product will retain consistent properties when produced in different regions of the world. Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland In
New HETRON resin formulation from Ashland promotes creative construction
A new fire-resistant construction material is providing architects and engineers with a compound that meets demanding building requirements without sacrificing creative flexibility. Newly formulated HETRON FR620T-20M polyester resin introduced by Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashla
Alcan contributes to success of eighth Ariane 5 ECA launch
Alcan has contributed to the success of the latest Ariane 5 ECA launch by supplying SNECMA PROPULSION SOLIDE, the prime contractor of Astrium Space Transportation, a new advanced solution for very large housings. The housings are part of the rocket
Medium-wide strip for innovative steel products
Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH, a member of the Sander group, achieves weight savings of 35 percent in the production of brake pistons using medium-wide strip from Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH. The S
New two component epoxy system for service above 500°F
Master Bond Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey has developed a new two component epoxy system for service above 500
Armitage Shanks in partnership with ITC
Armitage Shanks is renown for its stylish, high quality and up-to-the-minute bathroom ware. Mention bathrooms and Armitage Shanks is one of the first names that springs to mind. A key global player in the design and manufacture of precision non, ferrous
Australian scientists' revolution in casting technology
Australian researchers who have worked quietly over several years in a long ignored area of metallurgy have been rewarded with a startling discovery, which is set to reshape the way metals are manufactured around the world.
Sunbaking to make your car body stronger
CSIRO scientists have discovered a new process which could soon lead to the production of aluminium cars and planes that get stronger the longer they are left to 'bake' in the sun.
Heat treatment strengthens high-pressure die castings
Invented by CSIRO Light Metals Flagship researchers, high-pressure die
America
The trend to shorter product cycles is also creating shorter design cycles, resulting in higher part costs, manufacturing problems, and even warranty issues down the road. Careful up-front work on product design can easily save 50% on total costs, and may even be America
Friction Stir Welding
Under a project led by TWI, and including Cti, Corus, AMRC, Technicut and Yorkshire SMEs as partners, Cti are researching the use of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) of castings and associated parts. FSW has only been
A Light-Weight Solution, Investment Casting Magnesium
The use of magnesium alloys has seen rapid growth over the last 10-15 years for high-pressure die cast automotive applications, and its properties are still being utilised to good effect in the sand cast form for aerospace and special applications.
Ashland releases version 6.0 of Arena-flow computer-aided engineering software
DUBLIN, Ohio, Enhancements to Arena-flow computer-aided engineering software for the metal castings industry have been released by Ashland
Ertalyte TX rod for machining high-wear-resistant parts
Ertalyte TX rod for machining high-wear-resistant parts is an unreinforced semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester that has a solid lubricant filler. The material has excellent performance in both high-pressure and high-velocity conditions, and is ideally suited for applications involving soft meta
High-performance, composite nylon/steel gears turn electric power steering into reality
Electric power steering for automobiles has arrived, and a key component of this revolutionary system is its worm gear made of NylasteelT, from DSM Engineering Plastic products.
Quadrant announces new product and technical service managers
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products' Commercial Director, Earl Wester has announced the following organizational changes.
Improved wear protection with MECATEC cold solutions
For almost 100 years, Eutectic has pioneered innovative, practical wear and repair solutions for increasing the performance, efficiency and reliability of industrial machinery and equipment using 'low heat input' joining and coating technologies. However, modern machine parts are increasingly design
Gunning for success
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. An example of its pioneering technology is the world's first ultra-lightweight 155mm Howitzer, which offers unique deployment a
Light alloy castings in Airframe Structures
In December 2003 CTI launched its LACAST project, the aim of which is to encourage and promote the use of Light Alloy Castings
CTI uses its initiative
With the support of Objective 1, Yorkshire Forward and the Department of Trade and Industry, CTI is collaborating with a number of companies to promote the introduction of new technologies to traditional industry. CTI is running two projects within the Advanced Metals Technology Initiative, using it
Expanding patternless capabilities
The demand for Cti's sand machining expertise has been on the increase for some time as more and more companies realise the benefits of the Patternless process - invented and developed at Cti for directly machining moulds and cores from blocks of sand. The company's commitment to deliver ever improv
E-technology used to optimise product design and reduce inventory levels
Emco Wheaton, part of Gardner Denver Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of systems for the carriage of petroleum spirit and other fuel oils. These fuels are classed as hazardous cargos and are potentially damaging to the environment; as a result, the loading, transportation and un
Cti are researching the use of new Friction Stir Welding of castings and associated parts
Under a project led by TWI, and including Cti, Corus, AMRC, Technicut and Yorkshire SMEs as partners, Cti are researching the use of Friction Stir Welding of castings and associated parts. FSW has only been aroun
A light-weight solution - Investment Casting Magnesium
The use of magnesium alloys has seen rapid growth over the last 10-15 years for high-pressure die cast automotive applications, and its properties are still being utilised to good effect in the sand cast form for aerospace and special applications. The main reason for this success is the light weigh
Alcoa to produce new aluminum castings for tactical Tomahawk Missile Program
Alcoa announced that its Alcoa Forged Products and Aluminum Castings business has signed a five-year contract with Klune Ind
High temperature resistant epoxy offers outstanding chemical resistance
Master Bond Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey has developed a new two component epoxy system for service above 500
NEW RENTOOL
Designed to meet the demands of 21st century urban living in China, the Xin Lang was one of five innovative car designs that were selected as winners of the Michelin Design Challenge 2004 'Car for China', and exhibited to great acclaim at the Detroit Car Show earlier this year.
Ashland and SinterCast announce global alliance
Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group within Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., and SinterCast AB (publ) have agreed to a global marketing and technical alliance.
Bayer Elastomer Provides The Finishing Touch
Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) from Bayer are contributing to the functionality, safety and appearance of a new line of electronic instruments from Tektronix, Inc., a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring equipment for the communications and computer industries.
Alcan Earns International Die Casting Award
Alcan Inc was awarded first-place by the North American Die Casting Association for its
Alcan Details Aluminum Advatages For Vehicle Safety
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminum as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress here this week.
MATERIALISE opens new Vacuum Casting plant in the Czech Republic
Materialise, announces the official opening on June 10th of its new plant in Velke Brezno in the Czech Republic.
Sandvik Steel divests Guldsmedhytte Bruks AB

Sandvik Steel today signed an agreement covering the sales of the subsidiary Guldsmedshytte Bruks AB to the Norwegian Windcast Group A/S. Ownership of the company will be transferred to the Windcast Group on 1 January 2001.
Alcan details advantages of aluminium For vehicle safety
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminium as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the recently held SAE World Congress.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Ashland Inc. acquires full ownership of Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd.
Ashland Inc. completed a transaction whereby it acquired full ownership of the joint venture Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd. The purchase price of the stock transaction was not disclosed.
Ashland Composite Polymers obtains global ISO 9001:2000 certification
Global businesses that depend upon a steady material supply rely upon verified standards to ensure that a product will retain consistent properties when produced in different regions of the world. Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland In
New HETRON resin formulation from Ashland promotes creative construction
A new fire-resistant construction material is providing architects and engineers with a compound that meets demanding building requirements without sacrificing creative flexibility. Newly formulated HETRON FR620T-20M polyester resin introduced by Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashla
Alcan contributes to success of eighth Ariane 5 ECA launch
Alcan has contributed to the success of the latest Ariane 5 ECA launch by supplying SNECMA PROPULSION SOLIDE, the prime contractor of Astrium Space Transportation, a new advanced solution for very large housings. The housings are part of the rocket
Medium-wide strip for innovative steel products
Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH, a member of the Sander group, achieves weight savings of 35 percent in the production of brake pistons using medium-wide strip from Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH. The S
New two component epoxy system for service above 500°F
Master Bond Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey has developed a new two component epoxy system for service above 500
Armitage Shanks in partnership with ITC
Armitage Shanks is renown for its stylish, high quality and up-to-the-minute bathroom ware. Mention bathrooms and Armitage Shanks is one of the first names that springs to mind. A key global player in the design and manufacture of precision non, ferrous
Australian scientists' revolution in casting technology
Australian researchers who have worked quietly over several years in a long ignored area of metallurgy have been rewarded with a startling discovery, which is set to reshape the way metals are manufactured around the world.
Sunbaking to make your car body stronger
CSIRO scientists have discovered a new process which could soon lead to the production of aluminium cars and planes that get stronger the longer they are left to 'bake' in the sun.
Heat treatment strengthens high-pressure die castings
Invented by CSIRO Light Metals Flagship researchers, high-pressure die
America
The trend to shorter product cycles is also creating shorter design cycles, resulting in higher part costs, manufacturing problems, and even warranty issues down the road. Careful up-front work on product design can easily save 50% on total costs, and may even be America
Friction Stir Welding
Under a project led by TWI, and including Cti, Corus, AMRC, Technicut and Yorkshire SMEs as partners, Cti are researching the use of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) of castings and associated parts. FSW has only been
A Light-Weight Solution, Investment Casting Magnesium
The use of magnesium alloys has seen rapid growth over the last 10-15 years for high-pressure die cast automotive applications, and its properties are still being utilised to good effect in the sand cast form for aerospace and special applications.
Ashland releases version 6.0 of Arena-flow computer-aided engineering software
DUBLIN, Ohio, Enhancements to Arena-flow computer-aided engineering software for the metal castings industry have been released by Ashland
Ertalyte TX rod for machining high-wear-resistant parts
Ertalyte TX rod for machining high-wear-resistant parts is an unreinforced semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester that has a solid lubricant filler. The material has excellent performance in both high-pressure and high-velocity conditions, and is ideally suited for applications involving soft meta
High-performance, composite nylon/steel gears turn electric power steering into reality
Electric power steering for automobiles has arrived, and a key component of this revolutionary system is its worm gear made of NylasteelT, from DSM Engineering Plastic products.
Quadrant announces new product and technical service managers
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products' Commercial Director, Earl Wester has announced the following organizational changes.
Improved wear protection with MECATEC cold solutions
For almost 100 years, Eutectic has pioneered innovative, practical wear and repair solutions for increasing the performance, efficiency and reliability of industrial machinery and equipment using 'low heat input' joining and coating technologies. However, modern machine parts are increasingly design
Gunning for success
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. An example of its pioneering technology is the world's first ultra-lightweight 155mm Howitzer, which offers unique deployment a
Light alloy castings in Airframe Structures
In December 2003 CTI launched its LACAST project, the aim of which is to encourage and promote the use of Light Alloy Castings
CTI uses its initiative
With the support of Objective 1, Yorkshire Forward and the Department of Trade and Industry, CTI is collaborating with a number of companies to promote the introduction of new technologies to traditional industry. CTI is running two projects within the Advanced Metals Technology Initiative, using it
Expanding patternless capabilities
The demand for Cti's sand machining expertise has been on the increase for some time as more and more companies realise the benefits of the Patternless process - invented and developed at Cti for directly machining moulds and cores from blocks of sand. The company's commitment to deliver ever improv
E-technology used to optimise product design and reduce inventory levels
Emco Wheaton, part of Gardner Denver Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of systems for the carriage of petroleum spirit and other fuel oils. These fuels are classed as hazardous cargos and are potentially damaging to the environment; as a result, the loading, transportation and un
Cti are researching the use of new Friction Stir Welding of castings and associated parts
Under a project led by TWI, and including Cti, Corus, AMRC, Technicut and Yorkshire SMEs as partners, Cti are researching the use of Friction Stir Welding of castings and associated parts. FSW has only been aroun
A light-weight solution - Investment Casting Magnesium
The use of magnesium alloys has seen rapid growth over the last 10-15 years for high-pressure die cast automotive applications, and its properties are still being utilised to good effect in the sand cast form for aerospace and special applications. The main reason for this success is the light weigh
Alcoa to produce new aluminum castings for tactical Tomahawk Missile Program
Alcoa announced that its Alcoa Forged Products and Aluminum Castings business has signed a five-year contract with Klune Ind
High temperature resistant epoxy offers outstanding chemical resistance
Master Bond Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey has developed a new two component epoxy system for service above 500
NEW RENTOOL
Designed to meet the demands of 21st century urban living in China, the Xin Lang was one of five innovative car designs that were selected as winners of the Michelin Design Challenge 2004 'Car for China', and exhibited to great acclaim at the Detroit Car Show earlier this year.
Ashland and SinterCast announce global alliance
Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group within Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., and SinterCast AB (publ) have agreed to a global marketing and technical alliance.
Bayer Elastomer Provides The Finishing Touch
Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) from Bayer are contributing to the functionality, safety and appearance of a new line of electronic instruments from Tektronix, Inc., a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring equipment for the communications and computer industries.
Alcan Earns International Die Casting Award
Alcan Inc was awarded first-place by the North American Die Casting Association for its
Alcan Details Aluminum Advatages For Vehicle Safety
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminum as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress here this week.
MATERIALISE opens new Vacuum Casting plant in the Czech Republic
Materialise, announces the official opening on June 10th of its new plant in Velke Brezno in the Czech Republic.
Sandvik Steel divests Guldsmedhytte Bruks AB

Sandvik Steel today signed an agreement covering the sales of the subsidiary Guldsmedshytte Bruks AB to the Norwegian Windcast Group A/S. Ownership of the company will be transferred to the Windcast Group on 1 January 2001.
Alcan details advantages of aluminium For vehicle safety
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminium as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the recently held SAE World Congress.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Ashland Inc. acquires full ownership of Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd.
Ashland Inc. completed a transaction whereby it acquired full ownership of the joint venture Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd. The purchase price of the stock transaction was not disclosed.
Ashland Composite Polymers obtains global ISO 9001:2000 certification
Global businesses that depend upon a steady material supply rely upon verified standards to ensure that a product will retain consistent properties when produced in different regions of the world. Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland In
New HETRON resin formulation from Ashland promotes creative construction
A new fire-resistant construction material is providing architects and engineers with a compound that meets demanding building requirements without sacrificing creative flexibility. Newly formulated HETRON FR620T-20M polyester resin introduced by Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashla
Alcan contributes to success of eighth Ariane 5 ECA launch
Alcan has contributed to the success of the latest Ariane 5 ECA launch by supplying SNECMA PROPULSION SOLIDE, the prime contractor of Astrium Space Transportation, a new advanced solution for very large housings. The housings are part of the rocket
Medium-wide strip for innovative steel products
Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH, a member of the Sander group, achieves weight savings of 35 percent in the production of brake pistons using medium-wide strip from Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH. The S
New two component epoxy system for service above 500°F
Master Bond Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey has developed a new two component epoxy system for service above 500
Armitage Shanks in partnership with ITC
Armitage Shanks is renown for its stylish, high quality and up-to-the-minute bathroom ware. Mention bathrooms and Armitage Shanks is one of the first names that springs to mind. A key global player in the design and manufacture of precision non, ferrous
Australian scientists' revolution in casting technology
Australian researchers who have worked quietly over several years in a long ignored area of metallurgy have been rewarded with a startling discovery, which is set to reshape the way metals are manufactured around the world.
Sunbaking to make your car body stronger
CSIRO scientists have discovered a new process which could soon lead to the production of aluminium cars and planes that get stronger the longer they are left to 'bake' in the sun.
Heat treatment strengthens high-pressure die castings
Invented by CSIRO Light Metals Flagship researchers, high-pressure die
America
The trend to shorter product cycles is also creating shorter design cycles, resulting in higher part costs, manufacturing problems, and even warranty issues down the road. Careful up-front work on product design can easily save 50% on total costs, and may even be America
Friction Stir Welding
Under a project led by TWI, and including Cti, Corus, AMRC, Technicut and Yorkshire SMEs as partners, Cti are researching the use of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) of castings and associated parts. FSW has only been
A Light-Weight Solution, Investment Casting Magnesium
The use of magnesium alloys has seen rapid growth over the last 10-15 years for high-pressure die cast automotive applications, and its properties are still being utilised to good effect in the sand cast form for aerospace and special applications.
Ashland releases version 6.0 of Arena-flow computer-aided engineering software
DUBLIN, Ohio, Enhancements to Arena-flow computer-aided engineering software for the metal castings industry have been released by Ashland
Ertalyte TX rod for machining high-wear-resistant parts
Ertalyte TX rod for machining high-wear-resistant parts is an unreinforced semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester that has a solid lubricant filler. The material has excellent performance in both high-pressure and high-velocity conditions, and is ideally suited for applications involving soft meta
High-performance, composite nylon/steel gears turn electric power steering into reality
Electric power steering for automobiles has arrived, and a key component of this revolutionary system is its worm gear made of NylasteelT, from DSM Engineering Plastic products.
Quadrant announces new product and technical service managers
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products' Commercial Director, Earl Wester has announced the following organizational changes.
Improved wear protection with MECATEC cold solutions
For almost 100 years, Eutectic has pioneered innovative, practical wear and repair solutions for increasing the performance, efficiency and reliability of industrial machinery and equipment using 'low heat input' joining and coating technologies. However, modern machine parts are increasingly design
Gunning for success
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. An example of its pioneering technology is the world's first ultra-lightweight 155mm Howitzer, which offers unique deployment a
Light alloy castings in Airframe Structures
In December 2003 CTI launched its LACAST project, the aim of which is to encourage and promote the use of Light Alloy Castings
CTI uses its initiative
With the support of Objective 1, Yorkshire Forward and the Department of Trade and Industry, CTI is collaborating with a number of companies to promote the introduction of new technologies to traditional industry. CTI is running two projects within the Advanced Metals Technology Initiative, using it
Expanding patternless capabilities
The demand for Cti's sand machining expertise has been on the increase for some time as more and more companies realise the benefits of the Patternless process - invented and developed at Cti for directly machining moulds and cores from blocks of sand. The company's commitment to deliver ever improv
E-technology used to optimise product design and reduce inventory levels
Emco Wheaton, part of Gardner Denver Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of systems for the carriage of petroleum spirit and other fuel oils. These fuels are classed as hazardous cargos and are potentially damaging to the environment; as a result, the loading, transportation and un
Cti are researching the use of new Friction Stir Welding of castings and associated parts
Under a project led by TWI, and including Cti, Corus, AMRC, Technicut and Yorkshire SMEs as partners, Cti are researching the use of Friction Stir Welding of castings and associated parts. FSW has only been aroun
A light-weight solution - Investment Casting Magnesium
The use of magnesium alloys has seen rapid growth over the last 10-15 years for high-pressure die cast automotive applications, and its properties are still being utilised to good effect in the sand cast form for aerospace and special applications. The main reason for this success is the light weigh
Alcoa to produce new aluminum castings for tactical Tomahawk Missile Program
Alcoa announced that its Alcoa Forged Products and Aluminum Castings business has signed a five-year contract with Klune Ind
High temperature resistant epoxy offers outstanding chemical resistance
Master Bond Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey has developed a new two component epoxy system for service above 500
NEW RENTOOL
Designed to meet the demands of 21st century urban living in China, the Xin Lang was one of five innovative car designs that were selected as winners of the Michelin Design Challenge 2004 'Car for China', and exhibited to great acclaim at the Detroit Car Show earlier this year.
Ashland and SinterCast announce global alliance
Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group within Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., and SinterCast AB (publ) have agreed to a global marketing and technical alliance.
Bayer Elastomer Provides The Finishing Touch
Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) from Bayer are contributing to the functionality, safety and appearance of a new line of electronic instruments from Tektronix, Inc., a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring equipment for the communications and computer industries.
Alcan Earns International Die Casting Award
Alcan Inc was awarded first-place by the North American Die Casting Association for its
Alcan Details Aluminum Advatages For Vehicle Safety
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminum as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress here this week.
MATERIALISE opens new Vacuum Casting plant in the Czech Republic
Materialise, announces the official opening on June 10th of its new plant in Velke Brezno in the Czech Republic.
Sandvik Steel divests Guldsmedhytte Bruks AB

Sandvik Steel today signed an agreement covering the sales of the subsidiary Guldsmedshytte Bruks AB to the Norwegian Windcast Group A/S. Ownership of the company will be transferred to the Windcast Group on 1 January 2001.
Alcan details advantages of aluminium For vehicle safety
New alloys and fabrication technologies are leading automakers to choose aluminium as the preferred material to ensure the safety of vehicles and their occupants, according to a technical presentation by Alcan Automotive engineers at the recently held SAE World Congress.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Ashland Inc. acquires full ownership of Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd.
Ashland Inc. completed a transaction whereby it acquired full ownership of the joint venture Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd. The purchase price of the stock transaction was not disclosed.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Ashland Inc. acquires full ownership of Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd.
Ashland Inc. completed a transaction whereby it acquired full ownership of the joint venture Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd. The purchase price of the stock transaction was not disclosed.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Ashland Inc. acquires full ownership of Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd.
Ashland Inc. completed a transaction whereby it acquired full ownership of the joint venture Hodogaya Ashland Co., Ltd. The purchase price of the stock transaction was not disclosed.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma
3D printing using RTV can save 40-75% of mouldmaking cost
Leading manufacturer of 3D printers, Zortrax, has released a free whitepaper on 3D printing for modern mouldmaking that shows how to cut time and costs in short run productions using RTV moulding (room temperature vulcanization moulding). The preparation of a master pattern is claimed to be 50% to 8
PU tooling system cures extremely quickly
Huntsman has announced a major tooling technology breakthrough - a new polyurethane resin system that cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards. The availability for the first time of an effective, high temperature stable po
Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
Rolls-Royce recognises the potential of additive layer manufacturing ALM for producing aero-engine parts, using metal powder melted by electron beam and built ultra-thin layer by layer into complex shapes. The machines are sourced from Swedish company Arcam. Additive layer manufacturing has been use
First pouring of "largest castings in the world"
Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has poured the first in a series of ultra-large components destined to be some of the largest castings ever made - and it weighs the same as a 1.5 mile long traffic jam
Range of specialised bronzes expanded
Special bronze alloy dealer FRW CAROBRONZE has expanded its line of highly specialised copper alloys with forged or extruded CuNi14Al2 (UN14A2) and forged or extruded high-strength bronzes CuZn19Al6 (UZ19A6) and CuZn23Al4 (UZ23A4). These alloys are in stock in the form of round bars.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
Field trials reveal substantial cost savings with aluminium melting crucibles
Field studies carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials reveal that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for the aluminium melting industry.
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
World steel output falls, declining output in China
China's coordinated effort to contain the expansion of raw steel production has coincided with declining steel output worldwide. Raw steel production declined 5.6% during November, falling to 127,364 million tonnes from the revised October total. At the same time, the latest month’s result is up 3.
Researcher prints Christmas trees from gas turbine steel
Siemens uses 3D printing processes to speed up gas turbine repair. For certain types of turbines, defective burner parts are simply reprinted, reducing repair times by as much as 90 percent. Olaf Rehme of Siemens Corporate Technology also uses one of the super-hard special steels that can withstand
Casting process fluid flow solver is faster and more accurate
ESI Group has released ProCast 2013.5, along with its dedicated user environment Visual-Cast 9.0, both designed to enable foundries to improve casting yield and quality thanks to more efficient processes and solv
Graphene-polymer composite - light tanks to keep gases in check
A composite material created at Rice University is nearly impervious to gas and may lead to efficient storage of compressed natural gas for vehicles. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. A 65 micron-wide polymer film contains a tiny amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbon th
Joint venture to produce automotive diecast components
Global aluminium producer UC RUSAL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli company Omen High Pressure Die Casting, which specialises in the production of automotive components from non-ferrous metal
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Grade 5 titanium alloy receives CL certification for laser melting in dental applications
Rematitan CL is a titanium alloy now available as an implantable material for use with Concept Laser's generative laser melting process. It supplements the available spectrum of cobalt-chromium alloys.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, el
Liquidmetal material "could feature on the new iPhone 6"
Many Apple fans across the globe may be awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S this year but many are already looking forward to the 2014 model which is tipped to be the iPhone 6. This is due to the fact that the handset is set to boast an entirely new design and new reports have emerged that have su
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specif
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the
Proportional solenoid valves improve cooling of diecasting processes
Bürkert offers all actuators, sensors and controllers necessary for decentral control of the temperature in the diecasting mould, which facilitates the control of specific machines. Decentral temperature con
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
Personnel changes at surface engineering specialist
Surface engineering specialists, Wallwork Heat Treatment has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside techni
Regional Growth Fund will boost development of proprietary aluminium casting alloy
Business Minister Michael Fallon has visited the Rochester aerospace firm Aeromet that has secured just over £1 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
Titanium fabrication advances and new markets major topics at Titanium Europe 2013
Technological developments in fabrication of titanium can help increase use of the metal, as well as offer quality improvements. In a similar vein, materials specialists working to exploit and enhance titanium's unique metallurgical characteristics can expand its use in emerging markets. Two panels
Website upgrade for heat treatment and surface engineering company
Metal improvement specialist, the Wallwork Group, has launched a new website to bring together its complete portfolio of services.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with technical ceramics expertise and advanced manufacturing facilities.
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Daimler adopts generative laser melting of metals in XXL format to replace aluminium castings
Fraunhofer ILT and Concept Laser have develop a laser fusing (lasercusing) machine on a super scale for the automotive industry.
AA205 cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International has developed a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
Innovative wire rod production for cable industry
UC Rusal has stepped up production of the rare-earth and transition metals used in aluminium alloys to create wire rod for the cable industry, having completed the R&D stage and entered production.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coa
Aldrich Materials Science collaborates with Agfa to expand organic and printed electronics portfolio
Aldrich Materials Science has entered into collaboration with Agfa Materials to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
Aluminium as a conductor - the benefits increase as copper prices soar
With the price of copper widely predicted to break through the $10,000(US) per tonne mark, Legrand has underlined the benefits of its aluminium Zucchini busbars and cast resin transformers.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chaired a session of the presidential commission for modernization and technological development of Russia
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and
LED lighting with stylish, white heat sinks using LNP thermally conductive Konduit compound
Leedarson Lighting
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Firm foothold in the world
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities.
Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materia
Alcoa provides structural design and engineering for GM's Sequel
Alcoa announced that it contributed structural design, engineering and manufacturing expertise, fabricated more than 300 aluminum structural components and built the bodies-in-white for the Chevrolet Sequel
Alcoa's Howmet Operation in Michigan installs new furnace equipped with latest control technology
Alcoa's Howmet Products and Services business celebrated the 'first pour' of its newly installed vacuum furnace, located at the company's manufacturing facility in Whitehall, Michigan. The new furnace, equipped with the latest control technology, will soon begin manufacturing production parts to mee
Alcoa's Hungary Operation ships first order of turbine airfoils
According to Laszlo Veres, Director, Manufacturing Europe/Asia for Alcoa Howmet, the first shipment follows an expansive modernization project at the Alcoa-Kofem facility.
Alcoa forms Chinese Automotive Casting Alliance with SMW Automotive Hong Kong
Alcoa announced today that it has signed an agreement with SMW Automotive Hong Kong to form an alliance to produce cast aluminum chassis and suspension components and modules for the automotive industry in China, South Korea, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
ESI Group announces the release of ProCASTProCAST
ESI Group (ESIN FR0004110310) is pleased to announce the new release of ProCAST 2006, the leading finite element software package for foundry simulation. This new version brings additional new features in meshing, processing capabilities and numerous improvements in product performance.
Cifunsa adds Arena-flow software from Ashland to improve production process
Cinfunsa, a Saltillo, Mexico-based foundry, has added Arena-flow software from Ashland Casting Solutions to their production methods. Ashland
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