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SMI Group announces MilSatCom Latin America 2014

To be held August 27-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this is the only Satellite Communications Event in Latin America produced for both military professionals and industry representatives.

Visit the MilSatCom Latin America website for more information.

As well as featuring much discussion on Brazil, the hub for MilSatCom, there will be presentations focusing on different Latin American countries (including Argentina, Peru, El Salvador) and their satellite developments. Latin America’s growing partnerships with other countries such as China will also be explored.

The speaker line-up includes industry leading visionaries at the heart of military satellite communications representing Brazilian and Salvadorean Armed Forces; Peruvian Air Force, USSTRATCOM, plus many more.

Click here to download the event agenda including the full list of speakers and their topics.

Plus, don’t miss the interactive half-day post-conference workshop “Mobile Satellite Solutions for the Armed Forces”, hosted by Arycom.

MilSatCom Latin America is proud to be sponsored by O3b Networks, Embratel/Star One and Harris CapRock.

For sponsorship and exhibition inquires contact Alia Malick at amalick@smi-online.co.uk or call +44(0) 207 827 6168.

 

NanoSteel Introduces EverShot™

Extreme High Hardness and Durability for Peening to Precise Specifications

  • Ferrous micro peening alloy designed to impart exceptional compressive stresses while minimizing dimensional distortions
  • Ideal for parts with high hardness, small size, complex geometries or small radii
  • Lasts up to 70x longer than ceramic and 9x longer than other high hardness ferrous micro shots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Wednesday, February 19, 2013) – The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design, today announced the introduction of its proprietary EverShot™ ferrous micro peening alloy. The new material combines high hardness with a low breakage rate which allows the shot peening of parts to precision specifications. The exceptional durability of the EverShot™ peening media dramatically increases operational efficiencies leading to higher throughput and lower processing costs.
“Compared to both ceramic and ferrous microshot media, EverShot™ enables the shot peening of parts to tighter dimensional requirements at significantly improved uptimes.” said Harald Lemke, NanoSteel’s vice president and general manager of powder metallurgy. “The media is ideal for the shot peening of small parts and parts with small radii or complex geometries such as gears, springs and threads.”
In a customer test conducted by NanoSteel’s development partner Superior Shot Peening in Houston, the EverShot™ media with an average shot particle size of 83 microns (0.0033 inches) generated intensities equal to CW14 steel cut wire shot while providing a more uniform level of compression. “NanoSteel’s micro shot is extremely durable and generates the most uniform level of sub-surface compressive stresses that I’ve seen from any media other than ultrasonic shot peening,” said Dan Spinner, Superior Shot Peening’s director of technology. “The high hardness of the NanoSteel ferrous micro shot results in a deeper impact than existing ferrous micro shots without additional workhardening.”
Competitive benchmarking shows that an EverShot™ cut lasted up to 70x longer than ceramic and 9x longer than other high hardness ferrous micro shot. This substantially higher durability provides more consistent surface quality and improved uptime from less frequent material replacement while lowering process waste.
For further information, contact NanoSteel at 1-877-293-6266 in the U.S. and Canada, internationally at +1 401-270-3549 or via e-mail at info@nanosteelco.com.

About NanoSteel
NanoSteel is the world leader in proprietary nano-structured steel material designs. Over its eleven-year history, NanoSteel has created progressive generations of iron-based alloys from surface coatings to foils to powder metals and sheet steel. For the oil & gas, mining and power industries, NanoSteel has successfully introduced commercial applications of metallic coatings to prolong service lifetime in the most extreme industrial environments. For the automotive industry, NanoSteel has achieved a significant breakthrough in the development of nano-structured sheet steel with exceptional strength and ductility. NanoSteel is a privately held company funded by lead shareholders EnerTech and Fairhaven Capital. For more information, visit www.nanosteelco.com or follow us on Twitter @NanoSteelCo.

For more information, contact:
Greg Nixon
The NanoSteel Company
272 West Exchange Street, Suite 300
Providence, Rhode Island02903
cell (407) 616-5167
gnixon@nanosteelco.com

EI shot peening training program has new name, new look, new site

EI Shot Peening Training homepageMishawaka, Indiana – June 3, 2013. Electronics Inc. (EI) has changed the name of its Education Division to EI Shot Peening Training, thereby reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing comprehensive shot peening and rotary flap peening training.

The name change was prompted by the need for a new website, independent of EI’s website. “Enrollment in EI’s training programs has grown 132% in the past three years and it was time to launch a more accessible website,” said Dave Barkley, Director of Training. “We also wanted a clear differentiation between our shot peening training programs and EI’s support of their MagnaValve product line,” he added.

The new logo maintains a strong link to EI in name and appearance because Electronics Inc. is the pioneer of shot peening training, holding the first shot peening workshop in 1991. The initial workshops were held in the United States and the events are now hosted in the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia. The dates and locations of the seminars/workshops aren’t always convenient for groups that need immediate assistance, so EI’s on-site training is available worldwide and has been provided in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United States. Training is conducted in English and native languages, including French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

The new website’s address is www.shotpeeningtraining.com. Features of the new website include:

  • Upcoming seminars and workshops with fees, hotel accommodations, and agenda/training topics
  • On-site shot peening and rotary flap peening training information
  • A comparison of the benefits of seminars and workshops to the benefits of on-site training
  • An online registration form
  • A complete list of all training topics, broken down into Core Classes/FAA-Accepted Courses, Specialty Seminar Classes and Customized On-Site Training Topics
  • A list of instructors and their biographies
  • Information on the Achievement Exam Program

“The growth in training is exciting to us for three reasons. Obviously, we’re pleased that our endeavor is successful, but also because the demand for training signifies the strength and growth of the entire shot peening industry,” said Tom Brickley, Vice President of Electronics Inc. “And it means that more companies are paying attention to the quality and control of their shot peening processes.”

EI Shot Peening Training is based in Electronics Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Mishawaka, Indiana. EI manufactures the MagnaValve media valve, controllers, Almen gages and strips. EI also publishes The Shot Peener magazine and maintains the world’s largest online resource for shot peening and blast cleaning at www.shotpeener.com.

UTC Aerospace job posting

United Technologies Aerospace Systems out of Troy, OH, posted a job for a programmer to develop new shot peen and robot CNC programs. Read the entire job posting in the shotpeener.com Buyer’s Guide Classifieds section.

Shot Peening and bacteria reduction on titanium medical implants

What does shot peening have to do with reducing bacteria functions on implants?  View this YouTube presentation of the research given by Thomas Webster, PhD, at OrthoTec 2012.