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Additive manufacturing news, March 2017

Software developer GoEngineer and Concept Laser have entered into an agreement to increase their presence in the AM market.

Renishaw installs AM system at aerospace center

Renishaw’s RenAM 500M system has been installed at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) in Seville, Spain.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist FIT AG and Caterpillar Inc have entered into a strategic alliance agreement.

Divergent 3D has entered into a strategic development partnership with SLM Solutions Group.

AM Ventures (AMV) and Exmet AB have entered into an agreement to develop technology for the additive manufacturing (AM) of amorphous metals.

Lucideon, a materials technology company, is hosting a new webinar entitled ‘Validation of Additive Manufactured Components through Specialized Testing’.

Ford Motor Company is looking into how to 3D print large-scale one-piece auto parts, such spoilers, for prototyping and future production vehicles.

3D printing with cellulose made easier and cheaper.

LPW Technology Ltd has released its most recent case study, ‘Vacuum versus non-vacuum melted gas atomised powders’.

Samuel Son & Co Limited has signalled its move into additive manufacturing (AM) with the acquisition of Burloak Technologies.

NetComposites has launched a series of training videos which offer a range of modules covering composite materials.

AM specialist Arcam says that it has been working with Lima, an Italian provider of orthopaedic parts, for 10 years.

A novel 3D printing method can rapidly create and precisely control a material's architecture from the nano- to centimeter-scale.

Two US manufacturing institutes have begun an initiative to develop an open-source curriculum covering lightweight additive manufacturing.

Cellulose could offer a renewable, biodegradable alternative to the polymers currently for 3D printing, thanks to a novel 3D printing process.

Researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a 2D sheet folds itself into a 3D structure using different wavelengths of light.

GKN has reported a sales increase of 22% in 2016. Profit before tax was up 12% to £678 million, compared to 2015 figures of £603 million.

America Makes and ANSI have published a standardization roadmap for additive manufacturing.

The deadline is Monday 13 March 2017.

The EPMA has launched its 2017 powder metallurgy (PM) thesis competition at both diploma (masters) and doctorate (PhD) levels.

GE plans to expand the headquarters and employee base of Concept Laser GmbH, and invest in more additive equipment and materials.

AM specialist 3D Systems has reported a 2016 revenue decrease of 5% to US$633.0 million compared to U$666.2 million in 2015.

The deadline is Monday 13 March 2017.

A new acoustic metamaterial can bend, shape and focus sound waves as they pass through it, potentially transforming medical imaging and personal audio.

Learn more about the newest addition to the Materials Today family.

AP&C, based in Montreal, Canada, has received a significant order for MIM (metal injection molding) applications.

AM company Concept Laser will be exhibiting its Mlab cusing 200R 3D printing machine at the IDS International Dental Show.

Sintavia has closed a US$15 million round of equity financing from its primary investor, Neff Capital Management LLC.

LPW Technology Ltd has been named in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 for the first time.

Sigma Labs, Inc has signed a commercial alliance with Morf3D to help AM in the aerospace and defense sector.

The 2017 EPMA Board & Council Meetings will take place on 30 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

A new family of highly stretchable and UV curable elastomers can be stretched by up to 1100%, making them suitable for 3D printing techniques.

AM and MIM specialist ARC Group Worldwide reports revenue of US$28.2 million for fiscal Q2 2017, an increase of 18.3% on fiscal Q2 2016.

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