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New Materials Turn Heat Into Electricity
2011-11-05 04:16:03

A new material with a low-temperature nonmagnetic phase and a strongly magnetic high-temperature phase could potentially be used to help generate power Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy. The process of turning heated water into energy was essentially understood by James Watt all the way back in 1765. Heat from the sun or from a controlled nuclear reaction boils...

2011-10-27 08:23:00

XI'AN, China, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Power Equipment, Inc. ("China Power Equipment" or the "Company," OTC Bulletin Board: CPQQ), a manufacturer of a new generation of energy saving amorphous metal transformer cores and transformers in China, today provided update on business operations. The Company commenced commercial operations at its new amorphous alloy step down transformer production line in the third quarter this year. Mr. Song Yongxing, Chairman,...

2011-10-20 11:29:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight its portfolio of technical solutions and services, equipment and industrial gases for metals processors at the Heat Treat 2011 Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, from November 1-2. With more than 50 years of industry experience, the company's portfolio of offerings can help metals processors improve product quality and consistency, increase process efficiency and reduce operating costs for a variety of...

2011-10-03 09:32:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new book on automotive tribological composites, focusing on friction material development, is now available from SAE International. Author Roy Cox provides readers with a thorough presentation of the topic, beginning with the earliest work on brakes by Frood in the early 1900s and friction studies by daVinci in the 1400s. From there, details about the processes of wear and the components of tribological systems are presented....

2011-09-23 11:51:01

Tecnalia Research & Innovation is undertaking the innovation of casting processes with its "plasma torch." This new system enables great precision when heating the metal, thus reducing operational costs, enhancing metallurgical quality and saving energy. To achieve this end, Tecnalia made use of a High-Powered Thermal Plasma, enabling heating the necessary quantity of metal at the required temperature and at the precise moment of casting, when the molten metal has to be poured from the...

2011-09-22 15:23:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - The Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) will be holding the 50(th) anniversary installment of the Conference of Metallurgists - COM 2011 - in conjunction with the World Gold conference from October 2-5(th) at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This conference, which attracts over 800 delegates from around the globe, will feature six symposia pertaining...

2011-07-29 08:10:00

CLEVELAND, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.155 per share, payable October 14, 2011, to holders of record as of September 30, 2011. Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market....

2011-07-11 00:00:29

UK based die casting foundry MRT are delivering improved quality and process efficiency in die casting operations. Andover, Hampshire (PRWEB) July 10, 2011 UK based die casting foundry MRT are delivering improved quality and process efficiency in die casting operations. With increasingly cost and time conscious designers demanding more from die casting foundries - MRT are meeting the demanding standards, for quality die cast parts, every day. Die casting specialists MRT help designers from...

2011-06-24 10:52:00

DEARBORN, Mich., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --- Severstal North America named the winner for Best Brownfield Technology in American Metal Market's 2011 Awards for Steel Excellence. Severstal's efforts to remediate a steelworks site in Dearborn, originally built by Henry Ford in 1918, include a $740 million modernization program that consists of a new cold rolling complex and galvanizing line targeting critically exposed applications for automotive customers and other original equipment...

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2011-06-15 08:41:17

Researchers reveal how prehistoric Native Americans of Cahokia made copper artifacts By Erin White, Northwestern University Northwestern University researchers ditched many of their high-tech tools and turned to large stones, fire and some old-fashioned elbow grease to recreate techniques used by Native American coppersmiths who lived more than 600 years ago. This prehistoric approach to metalworking was part of a metallurgical analysis of copper artifacts left behind by the Mississippians of...


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2005-05-26 09:40:46

Lead is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pb (L. Plumbum) and atomic number 82. A soft, heavy, toxic and malleable poor metal, lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air. Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. (But see the article on Bismuth, which has a half life so long it can...

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