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Hardmetals and ceramics news, February 2017

The EPMA has begun a European-wide mapping exercise of EPMA Member powder metallurgy research and development centers.

Siemens begins tooling education initiative

Siemens has launched a tooling workforce development program called the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program (LEAP).

Carpenter Technology is to buy substantially all of the assets and business of Puris LLC, a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing (AM).

Researchers have discovered a ceramic material that contracts on heating by more than twice the previous record-holding material.

The National Science Foundation in the US has approved a grant program to support 40 students from US institutions to attend POWDERMET2017.

The MPIF reports that programs are new available for POWDERMET2017 and AMPM2017.

A new 3D printing method can produce materials with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity using a ceramic foam ink.

Hardmetal specialist Kennametal Inc plans to attend the ISI Industrial Conference run by investment group Evercore.

Hardmetal specialist Kennametal reports Q2 sales of US$488 million, compared with US$524 million in the same quarter last year.

Katharine Morgan has been appointed president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations.

The MPIF has selected industry veteran James P Adams to succeed C James Trombino as executive director/CEO.

Jonas Gustavsson, president of the Sandvik Machining Solutions business area, has decided to leave the company.

New synthesis mechanism transforms bulk metal alloys directly into nanowires.

European PM organization the EPMA reports that it will be running four extra events in 2017.

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