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2010-10-22 00:00:37

New Hampshire investment casting supplier, Alcumet Incorporated has brought a greater level of innovation to the manufacturing industry by making investment casting a more flexible process. Londonderry, NH (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 Alcumet Incorporated, a provider of precision investment casting in Londonderry, New Hampshire, has recently announced the achievement of a new level of innovation within their industry. According to company C.E.O. Russell Wilmarth, this innovation comes in the...

2008-09-15 12:00:25

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The global demand for lighter vehicles with better fuel economy has continuously increased in recent years. Particularly in the US, this year's drastic rise to record gas prices has made MPG become a more important part of what consumers look for in a new vehicle. In order to reduce the vehicle weight while improving the crashworthiness, the use of high-strength steel (HSS), and advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is gaining in importance....

2008-09-05 03:00:22

By Timelli, Giulio Lohne, Otto; Arnberg, Lars; Laukli, Hans Ivar The influence of solution heat treatment time and temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties and the mode of fracture of a high-pressure die-cast AlSi7MgMn alloy is reported. Metallographic and image analysis techniques have been used to quantitatively examine the microstructural changes occurring during solution heat treatment. A solution heat treatment of 15 minutes at 475 [degrees]C, or even more at 525...

2008-09-05 03:00:20

By Chen, Y C Nakata, K Friction stir lap joints of AC4C Al alloy (top sheet) and steel (zinc-coated steel, brushed finish steel, and mirror finish steel) were produced when the friction stir welding tool did not touch the lower steel surface. For zinc coat steel, the strength of joints could reach 97.7 pct of that of steel; for brushed finish steel, the strength was 63.2 pct of that of steel; for mirror finish steel, Al alloy and steel could not be welded. The effect of the surface state of...

2008-08-06 09:00:45

Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) has announced a strategic licensing agreement with Beck Aluminum to produce and market Delphi's patented corrosion-resistant K-Alloy(TM). The agreement is designed to improve the competitiveness of the product through increased availability at attractive prices. The Delphi agreement with Beck Aluminum helps simplify the process to gain access to the patented material. "We are excited to announce this new relationship with Beck Aluminum," said Timothy Forbes,...

2008-08-03 03:00:20

By Brady, M P Yamamoto, Y; Santella, M L; Maziasz, P J; Pint, B A; Liu, C T; Lu, Z P; Bei, H A new family of alumina-forming au.slenitic stainless steels is under development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for structural use in aggressive oxidizing environments at 600-900[degrees]C. Data obtained to date indicate the potential to achieve superior oxidation resistance compared to conventional Cr^sub 2^O^sub 3^- forming iron- and nickel-based heat-resistant alloys, with creep strength...

2008-05-27 03:00:24

By DeWeese, S K Ningileri, S T; Das, S K; Green, J A S This paper examines the current status of stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) in the manufacturing and use of 5182 aluminum beverage can ends. Stress-corrosion cracking failures of the aluminum easy-open ends is an infrequent and undesirable failure encountered with filled beverage containers. Although SCC is responsible for a relatively small percentage of aluminum beverage can failures each year, it is still a concern to can...

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...

2005-10-13 04:41:37

The use of magnesium alloys in engineering applications is becoming increasingly important as a relatively low density allows savings in energy consumption and therefore reduction in air pollution. An associated reduction in inertia also makes these alloys potential candidates for friction components. Magnesium alloys, however, have low wear resistance and low hardness and sticking or seizure phenomena easily occur with the counter materials such as steel, copper and aluminum alloys. In a...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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