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2011-03-15 17:16:00

CALVERT CITY, Ky., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optima Group LLC has acquired 100% of the membership interest of the ferroalloys producer, CC Metals & Alloys, LLC from CCA Acquisition & Holding, Inc. and other investors. Certain of the owners of Optima Group are also partial owners of Felman Production, Inc., which produces ferrosiliconmanganese in Letart, West Virginia, Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC, a seamless tube and pipe company located in South Lyon, Michigan, Warren Steel...

2010-06-10 10:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nanostructured steel alloy surface technologies, announces the addition of Ken Grieshaber as vice president, sales and business development. Grieshaber will lead all sales activities for the company's first generation Super Hard Steel® alloys for thermal spray coating and weld overlay applications, and contribute to the continued development and future introduction of the...

2009-06-15 15:45:18

By squeezing a typical metal alloy at pressures hundreds of thousands of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure, scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created a material that does not expand when heated, as does nearly every normal metal, and acts like a metal with an entirely different chemical composition.The discovery, described in a paper in Physical Review Letters (PRL), offers insight into the exotic behavior of materials existing at high...

2007-03-21 12:00:42

WHEELING, Ill., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) has created new i-Select Al software to help designers, product specifiers and die casters identify the aluminum alloy chemistry needed to meet a specific set of casting properties. Developed in conjunction with Worchester Polytechnic Institute, the software package allows users to select an alloy from a comprehensive database of aluminum die casting alloy chemistries and properties covered by over...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.