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2010-04-05 14:12:00

LATROBE, Pa. and EVANSTON, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- QuesTek Innovations LLC has awarded a license to Latrobe Specialty Steel Company to produce and sell Ferrium® M54(TM). This is the first license awarded to produce commercially and sell this alloy using QuesTek's compositions, processing expertise and intellectual property. Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed. Ferrium M54 is a premium-quality steel that offers ultra high strength and toughness,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • 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.'