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Additive manufacturing news, September 2017

Bid to scale up 3D printing

Engineering and IT services company Infosys and Renishaw have joined forces to promote the volume production of end-use metal components.

Tech Soft 3D says that its software development toolkits can be used for CAD translation, visualization, modeling, and mesh processing.

PostProcess Technologies, which automates post-printing for the industrial 3D printing market, has opened its new headquarters in Buffalo, NY, USA.

UK 3D printing Expert Dr Mark Beard has joined Additive Industries team as process and application development manager.

Jewelry companies Boltenstern and Cooksongold have made what they say is the first fully 3D printed fine jewellery collection made using an EOS printer.

Arcam AB’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C has inaugurated its new facility in in Quebec, Canada.

Researchers have discovered that the thermal properties of a surface influence whether droplets stick to them or bounce off.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the US has a vacancy for a postdoctoral research staff member in additive manufacturing (AM) simulation.

LPW Technology Ltd, which makes metal powders for AM, has been included in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for the second year running.

Using a compound derived from seaweed, engineers have developed a technique for making 3D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand.

AAM executive director Jeffrey W Nichols will lead the Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) Technology Development Committee.

UK additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw has worked with Holthinrichs Watches to 3D print parts for the company’s limited-edition watches.

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a material to repair heavy-duty vehicle engines.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is developing a new approach for the selective laser melting (SLM) of copper materials.

Morris Group Inc, a CNC machine tool distributer in North America, has been selected by Desktop Metal to supply its metal 3D printing systems in the US.

RJ Lee Group, an industrial forensics analytical laboratory, has established a lab at Penn State University.

SAE International says that a range of multimedia content covering advanced manufacturing is now online.

Fisher Unitech, a provider of metal 3D printers, will market and distribute Stratasys’ additive manufacturing (AM) products.

A new conference plans to create opportunities for the aerospace industry to connect with additive manufacturing (AM) specialists.

Ian Gibson, professor of AM at Deakin University in Australia, has received an award recognising his lifetime contribution to the world of 3D printing.

According to the MPIF, the organization’s annual Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course, held in August, received excellent feedback from attendees.

The EPMA has launched a survey related to the col-laboration needs of its members as part of its AM Motion project.

Coming soon, to a bookshelf near you.

LPW Technology Ltd has named M G Sales Corporation of Gujarat, India, as its new distributor in India.

DP Technology has launched ESPRIT Additive Suite software which it says can simplify the additive manufacturing (AM) process.

A number of companies have taken part in a joint development project to 3D print the front-end structure of a VW Caddy automobile.

Italian metals and mining company Tenova plans to implement a project focusing on additive manufacturing (AM) in the Italian metal industry.

PyroGenesis Additive, a division of PyroGenesis Canada, has developed a new plasma-based process to produce metal powders.

US-based Camber Spine Technologies says that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market a spinal implant.

John F Sweet has been elected the 29th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

Optomec, which makes additive manufacturing (AM) systems for 3D printed metals, has made available more than two dozen starter recipes for AM.

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