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The August 2019 issue of Stainless Steel World magazine included, in addition to regular features;

COVER STORY
Energy Metals Inc: Master distributor for high-end alloys
Located in Houston, Texas, in the United States of America (U.S.A.), Energy Metals Inc. (EMI) is a master distributor of specialty stainless steel and high-grade nickel alloy pipe, fittings, flanges, and pressure fittings serving primarily the petrochemical, refinery, and chemical industries.

BUSINESS STRATEGY  
Passing  down the family business
For family-owned businesses, the succession of ownership represents a pivotal moment in company history. Recently, Sankyo of Japan joined a growing list of companies that have undergone generational transition, with the CEO’s son assuming corporate control from his father.

RENEWABLE ENERGY  
Renewables: growth is fast, but there is still a long way to go 
Renewable energy has developed far more quickly than anyone could have predicted just a few years ago. Price reductions, subsidies and rapid innovation are the main factors in this surge. However, there is still a long way to go if the zero-carbon ideal is to be achieved. 

END USER CASE STUDY
Welding dissimilar metals: duplex pipe to carbon 
In this case study Mr Karan Sotoodeh from Baker Hughes, A GE company, describes a case study involving the welding of a large size and high-pressure class carbon steel body oil export pipeline valve to a 22Cr duplex pipeline.

MEETING POINT
Join the 2019 Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition
Bringin together corrosion and materials professionals from the global market place, this unique event provides an excellent opportunity to meet with manufacturer, suppliers and end users.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
The world’s first 3D printed, smash-proof guitar 
Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Sandvik decided to test their cutting-edge technologies by building the world’s first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills on it.

HYPER DUPLEX
Ferralium 255 – The original super duplex stainless steel
Considered to be the very first super duplex stainless steel on the market, Ferralium® 255 was launched in 1969. After 50 years of successful application and continuous development, the history of this unique alloy is shared in further detail.

EXOTICS
Visualizing shape memory alloys in real-time
Using the most powerful 3D microscopes available today, researchers associated with the Colorado School of Mines successfully imaged the interior microstructure of shape memory alloys in three major experiments, shedding new light on this underutilized material

RENEWABLE ENERGY
The heat beneath our feet: geothermal energy
Geothermal power, derived from the heat below the earth’s surface, is one of the most promising sources of renewable energy today. The corrosive and hot environment takes its toll on materials, pipes, vessels and pumps, offering plenty of opportunities for suppliers of stainless steels and special alloys.

NICKEL
Nickel Institute China event 2019
On July 4, the Nickel Institute (NI) successfully held “China Nickel Shareholder Group Workshop 2019” in Shanghai. Under the theme of Nickel Promotes Low Carbon Economy, the conference provided professional, abundant keynote speeches and Q&A.


DIGITALIZATION
Meet alfred, the next step in AI
thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing to drive ahead its digital transformation.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy,
providing customers with individualized offers and more efficient processes.

DESALINATION
Desalination: a growing market
Driven primarily by regional water scarcity and growing populations, the desalination market is concentrated in the Middle East, but desalination is a truly global industry, supplying water for both residential and industrial use in more than 160 countries.

AUTOMOTIVE
MaX: The new normal for ‘Body-in-White
From the internal combustion engine to the complete electric vehicle and the in-between hybrid, power train technologies are in a state of constant evolution. But innovation doesn’t stop with the engine.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
3D Printing for the marine industry
The use of continuous liquid metal deposition under computer numerical control has created
opportunities to produce complex shapes such as forgings and castings whilst avoiding the
need for expensive tooling and the time delays in fabricating moulds.