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HTSU Acquires Furnace MechanixOpen in a New Window

Heat Treating Services Unlimited Inc. (HTSU), an accredited testing and calibration laboratory specializing in the thermal-processing industry, acquired Denver, N.C.-based Furnace Mechanix, a furnace refractory rebuilder.

 

SGL Group Invests in Rigid-Felt ProductionOpen in a New Window

SGL Group invested approximately $1.1 million in the development of its rigid-felt production site in China.

 

Bodycote Launches Additive-Manufacturing ProcessesOpen in a New Window

Bodycote introduced Bodycote Powdermet® technologies, a group of additive-manufacturing processes used in the production of complex components using powder metallurgy.

 

East Carolina Metal Treating Adds Process ControlsOpen in a New Window

United Process Controls Inc. (UPC) supplied process and flow controls for a batch IQ furnace at East Carolina Metal Treating in Raleigh, N.C.

 

Mexican-Based Auto Supplier Orders Mesh-Belt Furnace SystemOpen in a New Window

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1,500-pounds/hour mesh-belt furnace system for the austenitizing and molten salt quenching of unique components used in the manufacture of drivetrain systems.

 

Company Orders Furnace System for Medical ComponentsOpen in a New Window

Ajax Electric Co. installed a furnace system for a company in the medical industry.

 

Hydro Acquires SapaOpen in a New Window

Norsk Hydro has agreed with Orkla to acquire its 50% interest in Sapa for $3.24 billion.

 

DuBois Chemicals Acquires Blue Star Lubrication TechnologyOpen in a New Window

DuBois Chemicals of Sharonville, Ohio, acquired Blue Star Lubrication Technology of Schaumburg, Ill.

 

Alcoa Partial Smelter Restart to Increase Employment by 275 in IndianaOpen in a New Window

Alcoa Corp. announced plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Ind.

 

Laboratory Testing Acquires Fracture Technology AssociatesOpen in a New Window

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, Pa., acquired Fracture Technology Associates (FTA) of Bethlehem, Pa.

 

AK Steel to Acquire Precision PartnersOpen in a New Window

AK Steel signed an agreement to acquire Precision Partners Holding Co. for $360 million.

 

ATI, GE Aviation Form Joint VentureOpen in a New Window

Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced a joint venture with GE Aviation for the development of a new meltless titanium-alloy-powder manufacturing technology.

 

Steel Dynamics to Expand in Indiana, Add JobsOpen in a New Window

Steel Dynamics Inc. announced the expansion of its Structural and Rail Division in Columbia City, Ind.

 

Automotive Supplier Orders Nitriding SystemOpen in a New Window

Nitrex Metal received an order from a European automotive-components supplier for a turnkey nitriding system with potential-controlled Nitreg technology.

 

ITPS 2017 a Success in in DüsseldorfOpen in a New Window

ITPS 2017, 2nd International Thermprocess Summit, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, successfully concluded on June 28.

 

Carpenter Technology Forms Alliance for AMOpen in a New Window

Carpenter Technology Corp. and Samuel, Son & Co. announced a strategic alliance between the two companies to provide end-to-end supply-chain solutions for the additive-manufacturing (AM) industry.

 

ThermTech Purchases Integral-Quench Batch FurnaceOpen in a New Window

ThermTech of Waukesha, Wis., purchased an ATLAS integral-quench batch furnace from Ipsen.

 

Bodycote Awarded GM Supplier AwardOpen in a New Window

Bodycote’s plant in Silao, Mexico, has been awarded the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 2016 award year.

 

Charter Steel Orders System for EAFOpen in a New Window

Tenova Inc. (USA) has been contracted by Charter Steel to design and supply a Consteel system to integrate with the existing electric-arc furnace (EAF) at its facility in Saukville, Wis.

 

Auto-Parts Supplier Orders Box FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Lindberg/MPH shipped an electrically heated, large-chamber utility box furnace to an automotive-parts supplier.

 

JSW Steel to Modernize Plate Mill; Could Add 500 Jobs in Second ProjectOpen in a New Window

JSW Steel (USA) of Baytown, Texas, received preliminary Board approval to proceed with a full-scale modernization project expected to take approximately 20 months to complete.

 

Oil and Gas Company Orders Furnace LineOpen in a New Window

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic received an order for a complete IQF furnace line from a company in the oilfield industry.

 

Fastener Supplier Orders Mesh-Belt Heat-Treatment SystemOpen in a New Window

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was awarded a contract from a European company to design and supply a mesh-belt heat-treatment system with a production capacity of 4,000 pounds/hour of high-quality automotive fasteners.

 

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Adds Climate-Controlled RoomOpen in a New Window

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA constructed a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace.

 

ANDRITZ Acquires Laser BusinessOpen in a New Window

International technology group ANDRITZ acquired a 50.1% stake in British laser company Powerlase Photonics Ltd.

 

WPI Launches Center for Materials Processing DataOpen in a New Window

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) launched a new center that aims to improve data-gathering and computer-modeling techniques that will lead to the development of better equipment and materials used by the automotive and aerospace industries.

 

Company Launches Venture to Build Heat-Treating FurnacesOpen in a New Window

Machine Tool Builders, which services and refurbishes machines for the gear industry, launched a spinoff company to build a new line of heat-treating furnaces for those same customers.

 

Microsoft, Tenova Launch System to Promote Digital Transformation in Steel IndustryOpen in a New Window

Microsoft and Tenova announced their collaboration and presented the characteristics of the Tenova solution that is based on three key elements – sensors/actuators, decentralized intelligence and supplier-customer interaction – with the objective to improve business productivity in the steel and manufacturing industries.

 

Prodways Group Unveils Rapid Additive Forging TechnologyOpen in a New Window

France’s Prodways Group, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, presented its new rapid additive forging (RAF) technology for the 3D metal printing of large titanium parts.

 

Solar Atmospheres Announces Organizational ChangesOpen in a New Window

Solar Atmospheres announced several organizational changes within the Solar family of companies.

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