Lindberg/MPH shipped an electrically heated spray washer to the defense industry. The spray washer is designed as a companion to a heat-treating process. It washed the parts prior to and/or after heat treatment. The chamber within is designed to accept a standard load with dimensions of 30 inches wide x 48 inches deep x 30 inches high, including a clearance for loading the baskets or fixtures. The maximum operating temperature is 185°F, and the normal operating temperature is 160°F.
Bull Moose Tube Co. (BMT), a Caparo Bull Moose subsidiary, announced plans to build a 350,000-ton-per-year pipe and tube mill on Steel Dynamics’ new Sinton, Texas, flat-rolled campus. The facility will produce sprinkler pipe and hollow structural sections (HSS) using steel from SDI’s plant. According to BMT, the mill will make product ranging in size from 4 to 14 inches square, 5 to 18 inches round, up to 80 feet long and thicknesses ranging from .187 to .750 inch. It will also expand BMT’s geographic footprint and allow the company to better serve customers in the Southwest, West Coast and Mexico markets. Company officials said they anticipate an early 2023 mill start-up.
Nucor Corp. signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Cornerstone Building Brands' insulated metal panels (IMP) business for approximately $900 million. IMP products are wall and roof panel solutions comprised of an energy-efficient foam core sandwiched between two layers of steel or aluminum and are available in a variety of widths, thicknesses and exterior finishes. The IMP business Nucor is acquiring from Cornerstone Building Brands has seven manufacturing facilities located throughout North America. These locations complement the footprint of Nucor Buildings Group and the company’s existing IMP business, TrueCore.
Karl Dungs Inc., a subsidiary of Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 1997 as the Dungs sales channel for the North American market.
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Dungs brought combustion controls for gas-fired applications into the North American market that included the DMV family of safety shutoff valves, gas and air pressure switches, regulators and other accessory items required for safe combustion. Most recently, the company took over sales channel responsibility for Central and South America, so the subsidiary now handles the entire Americas region.
Kevin Dempsey, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), issued a statement in reaction to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021, which authorizes $303.5 billion for Department of Transportation (DOT) programs.
Verder Scientific formally agreed to acquire all shares of Dexter, Mich.-based Mager Scientific Inc., a distributor of metallographic and hardness testing equipment. Verder Scientific is a division of the Verder Group, a group of companies engaged in the global development, manufacturing and distribution of products and services for scientific applications. Mager Scientific has represented Verder Group’s QATM product lines for metallographic preparation and hardness testing since 2005.
SECO/WARWICK will deliver two vacuum furnaces to Flansch-Tech, a specialist in aluminum and steel forging, in Budapest. According to SECO/WARWICK, one of the vacuum furnaces will be the largest in Hungary. The Vector with horizontal charge loading is equipped with a 15-bar nitrogen cooling gas-pressure system and a production work area of 900 mm wide x 900 mm high x 1,200 mm long). It will be used for the heat treatment of tool steels – mostly dedicated to hardening and tempering – and will allow Flansch-Tech to process larger parts.
Quintus Technologies received an order from China’s Tiangong International Company Ltd., the country’s largest producer of tool-and-die steel, for a hot isostatic press (HIP). The order marks the success of the company’s powder-metallurgy manufacturing program launched three years ago. Tiangong is expanding capacity and boosting productivity with the HIP, which is scheduled to be installed and put into service in August 2022 at its manufacturing facility in Danyang City, Jiangsu province. The press has a high-capacity work zone of 1,190 mm (46.8 inches) in diameter and 2,600 mm (102.4 inches) in height. It operates at a maximum temperature of 2552°F (1400°C) and a maximum pressure of 2,070 bar (30,000 psi).
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA and Neota Product Solutions, a custom metal injection molding (MIM) manufacturer located in Loveland, Colo., developed an exclusive sintering partnership. Neota provides comprehensive MIM solutions from early-stage prototyping to full-scale manufacturing. Solar and Neota developed a sintering thermal profile that not only densifies their complex geometric shapes but also controls shrinkage. This results in a solid and strong metallic part, with near 100% density, while maintaining the tight tolerances that are required in their precision components.
L&L Special Furnace Co. shipped a floor-standing box furnace to an optical laboratory located in the northeastern United States. The furnace, the company’s second from L&L Special Furnace, will be used for heat treating ceramics. It has an effective work zone of 34 inches wide x 30 inches high x 32 inches deep and includes a double-pivot horizontal door. The ceramic hearth is supported on lightweight castable piers, and a series of heat shields are included to ensure a safe case temperature while at operating temperatures. The furnace is designed for use with inert blanketing gas for atmosphere control to minimize oxidization, and a manual flow panel with regulator and flow meter is included.