Bodycote completed the acquisition of Mason, Ohio-based Ellison Surface Technologies to create one of the largest providers of thermal-spray and engineered-coating surface technology services in the world. Ellison’s business is an excellent strategic fit with Bodycote’s existing Surface Technology business. The expanded Surface Technology business can offer additional technologies and added resources to consolidate its leadership in surface-coating solutions and specialist processes, including thermal-spray coating, liquid coating, thermal processing and diffusion coating.
Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was contracted to engineer and commission two large-capacity heat-treatment furnaces for a global producer of highly engineered metal earth-moving, construction and mining equipment. As part of this turnkey contract, Can-Eng designed and commissioned individual tempering and stress-relieving furnaces. Both systems were assembled and tested at Can-Eng’s Niagara Falls facility prior to shipment and commissioning. They are part of a major expansion by the company to satisfy increased demand for large steel castings and weldments used as part of their equipment designs.
Nonconventional machining consists of material removal by thermal or chemical methods. The most common processes that use rapid melting of material are electrical-discharge machining (EDM) and laser-beam machining (LBM).
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced a realignment of its business segments to further enhance its position as a leading specialty materials manufacturer and to accelerate sustainable long-term profitable growth. Starting with first-quarter 2020 financial results, ATI will report in two business segments: a streamlined High Performance Materials & Components (HPMC) segment and the new Advanced Alloys & Solutions (AA&S) segment.
Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems received three separate orders for batch steam-treating equipment. The batch steam treaters produce an oxide layer that promotes corrosion- and wear-resistance properties and provides an attractive surface finish. The three unique orders range in size from 18 to 30 inches in diameter and 12 to 48 inches deep. The gross load weight capacity ranges from 300 to 1,800 pounds. The electrically heated equipment has a maximum operating temperature rating of 1400°F.
Nucor Corp. awarded SMS group a follow-up order for the supply of reheat and heat-treatment facilities for its plate mill being built in Brandenburg, Ky. Nucor previously ordered a slab-casting machine for the new mill from SMS group in 2019. The follow-up contract is for all of the plate mill’s slab and ingot reheat equipment, a heat-treatment line for heavy plate up to 14 inches (356 mm) thick and a continuous heat-treatment line for plate between 0.19 and 14 inches (4.8 and 102 mm) thick and up to 168 inches (4,267 mm) wide.