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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Loads of free peer reviewed material Sage Publications, all disciplines,NB. Management & Materials Related: Quick Browse Sage's extensive library,

LINK to Sage Publications: 


Sages offer is so exhaustive that no more needs to be said, best to browse individually or in groups.

I opened my alert to a couple of management journals. 

After downloading a few peer reviewed papers I then felt drawn to browse the extensive catelogue of online materials, well organized alphabetically and selected a few more Journals in some of my technical interests...

Typically Materials Science and Engineering and Similar Jornals Engineering Environment etc

Cheers to SAGE and I hope my readers will make good use of these materials...."good and peaceful use in a true "wedge-a-war" sense so much required in our time.

ENJOY.



Saturday, 12 November 2016

Celox Oxygen Activity probe

Readers of my recent post:

"Optimizing deoxidation and desuIphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718"

full paper free to members of IOM3,UK is now online and freely available to members of IOM3.

Readers new to Superalloys and steel cleanness via Sulphur & Oxygen removal may also wish to read about Oxygen Activity Mesurement probes. The one I am particularily familiar with is the Celox Oxygen Activity probe. In many ways our/my introduction and systematic use of the Celox probe in the production process, undoubtably added credibility to the companies product,

The Celox Oxygen Activity Measurement Probe

Comments or requests for information on Oxygen Activity Measurement  and related are most welcome.

Cheers & Enjoy
JA.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Optimizing deoxidation and desuIphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718 is now online and free to members of IOM3.

My seminal paper:

Optimizing deoxidation and desuIphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718, J. Alexander,

is an indispensible reference of fundamental importance for the very highest quality (and not, mentioned higher productivity) manufacturing by Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM)  of a large family of alloys,(high intergrity materials such as aero-engine quality Nickel based superalloys (and similar materials). My paper was first briefly reported at a Superalloy meeting in London UK (1982) then fully published in 1984-85, in the, then new, journal, Materials Science and Technology (IOM3, UK).

This work has now been made available, online, by the UK Institute of Minerals,Mining and Materials (IOM3) and their publisher (Taylor and Francis) UK. As mentionned this work is now freely available to members of IOM3 via their website www.iom3.org.

This work was carried out while I, the author, worked at Imphy SA, now APERAM, in France (Burgandy Region, Department 58, La Nièvre).

My role was absolutely indispensible in the acceptance of the project  by our steelworks  and chemical analysis lab. major developper in response to  GE-SNECMA's aero-engine main shaft requirements obtaining adheshion of both Steelworks and Chemistry Lab (90 or so Chem Elements to be analysed in order to satisfy the main client GE-SNECMA consortium for the above work to begin. (In fact I was able to reduce the trace element spec to a few known and easy to analyse chem. elements.) When trials began I alone carried out the adjustments required to suceed and be peblished, while others doubted.  This work proved that recycled materials can prove equally acceptable as so called "virgin raw material" until then the only acceptable choice to meet the Aeronautics Authoritities Safety specifications and regulations. (Improved economics and sustainability of strategic materials.

 I remain available to discuss and assist companies with such improvements if required. Most of this work has been adopted in regular production.

James Alexander is a Free-Lance Consultant and Translator (Bilingual French-English) 
Specialialities-process metallurgy, technology transfer (Japan-Invar for Liquid Gas Transport & India-Ministry of Defense India MIDHANI project, Hyderabad,India.

To cite this article: J. Alexander (1985) Optimizing deoxidation and desulphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718, Materials Science and Technology, 1:2, 167-170, DOI: 10.1179/mst.1985.1.2.167 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/mst.1985.1.2.167

Other Citations:

Sulphur Control in Nickel-Based Superalloy Production Dipl.-Ing. J. Morscheiser1 , Dipl.-Ing. L. Thönnessen2 , Prof. Dr.-Ing. B. Friedrich1 1 IME Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling, RWTH Aachen University Intzestraße 3 52056 Aachen NB The date of my work is incorrectly referrences as 1995 (ie ten years late!!!)

((ALEXANDER, J.: Optimizing deoxidation and desulphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718, in Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 1, 1995,(should be 1985) p. 167-170

and correctly cited as one would expect by Prof A.Mitchell  renowened also as a first class consultant

THE MAGNESIUM PROBLEM IN SUPERALLOYS A. Mitchell, M. Hilbom, E. Samuelsson and A. Kanagawa Dept. of Metals and Materials Engineering The University of British Columbia Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T lW5

4. J. Alexander: Material Science and Technology, Feb. 1985, V.l, pp. 167- 170.  

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

CRITICAL -STRATEGIC MATERIAL ISSUES ADDRESSED: Critical Materials Institute announces partnership with Rio Tinto from EurekAlert! Sci News


CRITICAL -STRATEGIC MATERIAL ISSUES ADDRESSED

Critical Materials Institute announces partnership with Rio Tinto "


The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) & Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company.

"The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) - a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory - announced today an important new research initiative in partnership with Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company. The new initiative aims to ensure that the United States fully leverages domestic mineral and metal resources necessary for global leadership in clean energy manufacturing.
The Rio Tinto-CMI research partnership will combine Rio Tinto's operational expertise with CMI's research capabilities, materials science expertise and computing power. Focused on the efficient extraction of critical materials from the copper smelting process, the research will have three core work-streams:
MATERIALS & AIMS 
1. Improving recovery rates of critical minerals and metals (rhenium, selenium, tellurium, scandium, etc.) from samples sourced from Rio Tinto's operating Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah and the Resolution Copper project currently under regulatory review and permitting in Arizona.
2. Exploring potential for increasing recovery rates of rare minerals and metals through processing waste tailings.
3. Examining process improvements that would facilitate the blending of processed electronic waste ('e-waste') with copper concentrates to substantially increase the recovery of valuable metals such as gold, copper, silver, platinum, lithium and rare earths present in spent cellphones, computers and solar panels.
READ MORECritical Materials Institute announces partnership with Rio Tinto "







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Thursday, 6 October 2016

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DRAFT PROGRAMME

 26th October 2016
 13:00 - 15:00OPENING PLENARY
 15:30 - 17:00Connected Products & Connected Factories: The Internet Of Things (IoT) in the industrial worldSmart energy for Energy unionHorizon 2020 for strategic industrial innovationEuropean value chains, cooperations new business models
 27th October 2016
 9:00 - 10:30Smart Manufacturing: Mastering the Digitisation of Manufacturing and Industry 4.0Materials and systems for energy storage and energy efficiency of industriesRole of pilot lines for innovationsPrivate Innovation Finances & Risk Analyses
 11:00 - 12:30Additive manufacturing and laser systems KETs for breakthrough industrial innovation
 14:00 - 15:30Advanced robotics & automationIndustrial symbiosis, secondary material resources, resource recycling technologiesSkills for future industry needsCombined financing opportunities from Europe and regional level
 16:00 - 17:30PLENARY - summary and reflection by industrial leaders
 28th October 2016
  9:00 - 10:30Intelligent buildings and Smart citiesNew value chains - innovative processesContinuous education and training of existing workforce, advanced learning technologiesAcademia/ industry cooperation and technology transfer
  11:00 - 12:30Biotechnology disrupting traditional sectorsGreen transport and automotiveGamification in industriesSME innovation coaching - life cycle stages and industrial needs
  12:30 - 13:30    CLOSING PLENARY 

High Purity Cr sources for Superalloys

Energy for th Future:Phil.Trans.A-Vol. 365, N° 1853 / April 15, 2007, curtesy The Royal Soc. London

Engineered foams and porous materials: Phil Trans A. Vol 364, N° 1838 / 06 curtesy_The R Soc. Lond