Dunkirk Specialty Steel LLC, a U.S. manufacturer of semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, installed a General Electric phased-array nondestructive testing (NDT) system as part of a $10 million capital investment from parent company Universal Stainless and Alloy Products. The company also installed a bar turn and burnish line as part of upgrades at its Dunkirk, N.Y., facility, which produces finished bar, rod and wire products in a variety of specialty steel grades.
Tenaris will open a sucker-rods manufacturing facility in Conroe, Texas, in July. The $70 million investment is equipped with advanced technologies to optimize efficiencies and reduce production times. The facility includes heat-treatment, threading and finishing processes; nondestructive testing (NDT); robotized forging lines; and a state-of-the-art quality testing lab. The mill also has an on-site training facility and classroom.
Registration is open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course, which begins on April 15. The course is ideal for students who wish to further their studies at home or work in a flexible web-based, distance-learning format. It’s an affordable alternative to campus-based classes and allows students to go at their own pace.
Element opened a new 20,700-square-foot nondestructive testing and inspection laboratory in Sheffield, U.K. The facility complements the existing Magna Way laboratory, which offers sample heat-treatment capabilities, metallurgical testing and CNC machining facilities. Element has invested approximately $320,000 in equipment for immersion ultrasonic testing, dye penetrant inspection, eddy current inspection, magnetic particle inspection and on-site positive material identification.
Germany’s Zeiss broke ground on a site outside of Detroit, Mich., that will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location and provide room for growth. It will contain a customer demonstration area with new technologies and systems; offer training, support and metrology services; and house fixture system production and assembly. Company specialists will be able to perform proof-of-capability demonstrations for multidimensional measurement equipment, surface form and geometry equipment, and nondestructive testing and surface defect detection equipment.