We are pleased to contribute editorial for this quarterly column. Over the coming year, we will share the advancements we are making at the Advanced Casting Research Center on innovative processing methods for cast components; measurement of heat-transfer coefficient and other critical process parameters; big-data research; and advanced-alloy development initiatives.
Tooling failure analysis can be very challenging. Frequently, we have to deal with complex loading and multiple simultaneous damage processes. Because the tools are so hard, fracture surface features are often very faint.
Launched in July 2020, Perseverance rover is scheduled to land on Mars today (Feb. 18). The Perseverance is carrying several scientific instruments, including Finnish-made humidity and pressure instrumentation.Perseverance will spend at least one Mars year – equal to around two Earth years – exploring the landing-site area.
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. will invest another $200 million in an expansion of its Anna Engine Plant in Shelby County, Ohio. The expansion will add 120 jobs with an estimated payroll of $5.30 million.
Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled new and significant design and manufacturing opportunities for rocket-engine components with complex internal features and thin walls. NASA’s successes include bimetallic AM using a laser powder-bed fusion copper-alloy liquid rocket-engine combustion chamber with an AM electron-beam freeform Inconel 625 structural jacket.
The players change over time. Can you name the five largest steelmakers in the world today? From fifth to first, the order is POSCO, Hesteel Group (China), Nippon Steel, China Baowu Steel Group and ArcelorMittal.
A global trend away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles toward electric vehicles (EVs) is likely to adjust end-market metal demand. The shift from ICE to EV is underway, even if the conversion takes decades and falls well short of 100%.
President Biden plans to replace the U.S. government’s fleet of some 650,000 vehicles with electric models made in America. “The federal government owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America made by American workers,” President Biden said.
Aluminum was first discovered in the early 1800s and was produced in quantity during the turn of the 20th century using the Hall–Héroult smelting process. Interestingly enough, Carl Benz was patenting his first version of a self-propelled internal-combustion-engine automobile during that same time. During these times, automobiles or horseless carriages were a luxury and difficult for common people to afford.
Heating with fuel-fired burners is the most effective and cost-efficient heating method. Personnel safety, production equipment protection and maintaining production schedules are all best served by understanding safety requirements. NFPA is the consensus safety authority.