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2013-04-17 12:01:24

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Lisa Deibler and Arthur Brown had a ready-made problem for their computer modeling work when they partnered with the National Nuclear Security Administration´s Kansas City Plant to improve stainless steel tubing that was too hard to meet nuclear weapon requirements. When steel is too hard it becomes brittle, so the plant ended up getting new tubing. However, Deibler said KCP needed a backup in case it couldn´t find replacements in time to...

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Leandro Caniglia of Caesar Systems presents at 19th Annual International Smalltalk Conference in Edinburgh on the topic of simulated annealing and how a simulation environment can reproduce the dynamics of a complex process to create insight into decision alternatives. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Leandro Caniglia, Ph.D. provided new insight into the relationship between optimization and simulation of exploration and production (E&P) projects in the oil and gas industry with...

2011-11-22 12:25:16

A magnetic force microscope (MFM) can determine the distribution of stray fields at a level of tens of nanometers near the surface of magnetic films, and therefore is an effective tool for observing the domain structures in magnetic grains of submicrometer size. At present, the coercivity of normal MFM cantilevers is about 0.3 kOe. Being affected by the magnetism of the measured material, the stability of these cantilevers is unsatisfactory. By applying a FePt layer, the coercivity can reach...

2011-10-21 13:00:00

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured a gas-fired heavy during box furnace to anneal spools of aluminum wire used in electrical cables. The heat treating furnace has total chamber dimensions of 14â6â wide x 13â9â long x 17â0â high and a maximum operating temperature of 800º F. East Troy, WI (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured a gas-fired heavy during box furnace to anneal...

2011-08-01 12:46:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest addition to LumaSense Technologies' line of temperature-measurement devices is a digital-ratio, two-color pyrometer that allows industrial manufacturers to improve product quality and yield by more-accurately measuring extreme temperatures in the harshest environments. The ISR 6 Advanced is a non-contact pyrometer that gives operators greater control over their processes and is well-suited for the steel and metals, silicon,...

2010-12-21 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), today introduced the LSA100L, a new dual-beam laser spike anneal (DB-LSA) system for leading-edge logic devices. The Ultratech LSA100L is designed for front-end-of-line (FEOL) and middle-of-line (MOL) applications, and expands the company's LSA capabilities to include...

2008-10-07 03:00:18

By Zhang, X Anderoglu, O; Hoagland, R G; Misra, A This article reviews recent studies on the mechanical properties of sputtered copper and 330 stainless-steel films with {111} nanoscale growth twins preferentially oriented perpendicular to growth direction. The mechanisms of formation of growth twins during sputtering, unusually high strengths, and excellent thermal stability of nanotwinned structures are highlighted. INTRODUCTION Twin interfaces, which are low-energy planar defects, can...

2008-10-02 03:00:33

By Soliman, Mohamed Palkowski, Heinz Two Mo-Nb microalloyed transformation-induced-plasticity (TRIP) steels, with Al contents of 0.23 and 0.65, were subjected to several hot-rolling conditions designed to generate different ferrite morphologies and grain sizes. These structures were then cold rolled and TRIP annealed under different heat-treatment conditions. To further develop TRIP steel in terms of strength and ductility, stabilizing retained austenite by isothermal bainitic...

2008-07-18 03:00:39

By Luzginova, N V Zhao, L; Sietsma, J The cementite spheroidization process is investigated in hypereutectoid steels with different chromium (Cr) contents. A spheroidized structure in high-carbon steel is usually obtained by a divorced eutectoid transformation (DET) reaction, which occurs during slow cooling of austenite with fine cementite particles. A bimodal distribution of spheroidized cementite particles is experimentally observed. It is shown that Cr addition allows one to obtain the...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'