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Solar Atmospheres Southeast Earns Boeing Approval

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Solar Atmospheres Southeast, Greenville, SC, has been added to Boeing’s approved processor listing after a three-day audit. With its approved status, the Greenville facility will have an approved scope of processing that includes the following specifications: BAC 5613 – Heat Treatment of Titanium and Titanium Alloys; BAC 5616 – Heat Treatment of Nickel-Base and Cobalt-Base Alloys; and BAC 5619 – Heat Treatment of Corrosion Resistant Steel.

“We are excited that once again we are able to offer the Southeast United States another regional option for aerospace processing that did not exist previously,” says Steve Prout, president of Solar Atmospheres Southeast.

The company provides thermal processing in furnaces ranging from those suited for small lots and development cycles to a 6.5-ft.-dia. by 24-ft.-long vacuum chamber that can process loads to 50,000 lb. at a maximum temperature of 2400 F, and its processes are backed by AS 9100 and Nadcap quality systems.

For additional information on Solar Atmosphere’s processing options and capabilities, visit

Omax Receives SBA's Tibbetts Award for Innovative Waterjet R&D

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

On January 10, 2017, Omax Corp., Kent, WA, was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House. The award is given to small businesses and individuals by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition for innovative research and development of transferrable technology. Omax received the award for its innovation in the area of micro-abrasive waterjet technology, culminating in the MicroMax JetMachining Center.

“Receiving the 2016 Tibbets Award is truly an honor,” says Dr. Peter Liu, senior scientist at Omax and creator of the MicroMax abrasive waterjet. “It’s great to be recognized for our R&D work at such a high level.”

The MicroMax provides a positioning accuracy of less than five microns and can cut extremely small parts in virtually any material, according to company officials, and its Tilt-A-Jet cutting head allows for taper-free edges and rapid cutting speeds.

For more about Omax, visit

Two New Coil Lines Plus Retrofits Sent to Adient in TN

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Dallas Industries, Troy, MI, has delivered two complete feed lines, along with two reels and retrofit coil guide rolls for existing systems to the Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) facility in Athens, TN. The new LoopSelect SpaceSaver feed lines, one 60 in. wide and the other 72 in. wide, each offer 40,000-lb. capacity.

The compact and flexible lines feature selectable loop control, where front-loop mode allows processing of light-gauge material at long feed lengths and higher speeds, and back-loop mode allows processing of heavy-gauge materials through the use of a clock-spring loop beneath the coil.

Each of the feed lines purchased by Adient include a servo feed/piloting pull-through straightener (model DRFXDS-8) with 8-in.-dia. feed rolls and nine 4-in.-dia. straightener rolls. Both lines were built on an Allen-Bradley, ethernet-based control architecture.

Dallas Industries’ full line of products includes conventional and compact coil feed lines, as well as servo feeds, air feeds, heavy-duty straighteners and coil-handling equipment. For more, visit


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