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Additive manufacturing news, November 2016

Registration has opened for the only international powder and metal injection molding conference of the year, MIM2017.

3D printing in space

Researchers at the University of Birmngham are developing equipment to explore the possibilities of 3D printing metal components in space.

RangeVision, a manufacturer of 3D scanners, has developed a new low-cost 3D scanner.

GE has agreed to buy the controlling shares of Arcam AB of Sweden following the conclusion of the extended public tender offer which ended on 10 November.

Renishaw is now using Dassault Systèmes’ applications on its additive manufacturing (AM) machines.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology has developed a low cost unit for selective laser melting (SLM).

LPW Technology Ltd has installed a TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine.

GE plans to invest US$10 million in two educational programs aimed at developing future talent in additive manufacturing (AM).

Stratasys Ltd and Siemens have made a formal partnership to help incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) into the traditional manufacturing workflow.

3D printed magnets offer cheaper and environmentally friendly approach.

Methods 3D has expanded its additive manufacturing (AM) presence by completing seven AM laboratories located across the US.

3D printing specialist ExOne reports that its Q3 revenue grew 47% over Q3 2015 to reach US$13 million.

AMUG has announced that Carl Deckard, inventor of selective laser sintering (SLS), will receive its Innovators Award.

3DSIM, an AM software company, has introduced two new simulation software products, exaSIM and FLEX, to the European market.

3D printed technology has helped run a large power plant run by GE near Berlin, Germany, according to the company.

GKN Sinter Metals has started production of AM automotive parts at its plant in Radevormwald, Germany.

Laser systems manufacturer Trumpf has developed two new 3D printers – TruPrint 3000 and TruPrint 5000.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Arcam says that it now offers 3D printing with cobalt-chromium (CoCr) using its Arcam Q10plus machine.

Auburn University, based in Alabama, USA, has established a new center for industrialized additive manufacturing (AM).

Permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc says that its Purevap process can transform low purity quartz (97.5%) to high purity silicon metal.

GKN Sinter Metals has set up a new blog covering innovations, trends and news in the field of powder metallurgy.

ADAPT, an AM research consortium based in the US has invited Dr Wayne King to speak about AM at the Colorado School of Mines campus.

The EPMA has issued the first call for papers for Euro PM2017, taking place in Milan, Italy from 1-4 October 2017.

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