VOL. 18 September ISSUE YEAR 2017


Hard Materials Technologies (HMT) has been founded in 2016 as a wholly-owned global commercial representation of Shanghai XiangRong Industries (SXR), a manufacturer of products based on hard materials like tungsten carbide, silicon carbide and boron carbide. SXR started operations in 2009 with the manufacturing and trading of a comprehensive range of nozzles for sandblasting and shot peening applications, focusing on boron carbide, silicon carbide and tungsten carbide, manufactured in its facility in Changsha, Central China. Over the years, the success of SXR products lead to the expansion of the product offering into the defense, oil & gas, and general machining industries. In order to satisfy increased customer demand worldwide, an additional production plant, located in Quzhou near Shanghai, has been commissioned Q3 2017. Right now, the group counts 127 employees and generates a consolidated turnover of 16m USD with customers in 27 countries.

MFN was able to get an interview with Michael Langtry, President of Langtry Blast Technologies Inc.

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Science Update

Author : Sebastjan Žagar, Uros Trdan, Janez Grum (corr. author)

Standards Forum

Author : Paul Huyton

Good Vibrations

Author : Paolo Redaelli

Off the Beaten Track

Author : Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

Author : Paul Huyton


Author : Hongcong Sun, Ruwei Liu, Wenlong Zhu, Shouquan Zhang, Jianwang, Gazhang

Author : Freddy Poetscher