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Metal Powder 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).

Live webinar - March 7th, 9 - 10 AM GMT – The nuts & bolts of Peer Review: a discussion by Biomaterials Editors Professors Pandit and Yu.

The European Powder Metal Association (EPMA) will be exhibiting at DEVELOP3D LIVE 2017.

LPW Technology Ltd has added a new case study to its collection of technical materials.

Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (RAM3D) in New Zealand has installed several AM250 metal AM systems in its new facility in the city of Tauranga.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program.

Renishaw Ibérica, 3D printing specialist Renishaw's subsidiary for the Spanish and Portuguese markets, has relocated to a new facility near Barcelona.

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

Arcam AB says that a new powder metal (PM) factory run its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, is progressing well on plan.

Desktop Metal has raised a total of US$97 million in equity funding since its founding in October 2015, led by by GV (formerly Google Ventures).

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.

LPW Technology Ltd will exhibiting at TCT Asia 2017, taking place in Shanghai, China, from 8–10 March.

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

Oerlikon plans to expand its global additive manufacturing (AM) business.

Umicore has reported revenues of €2.7 billion, up 1% from the previous year.

Renishaw plc and PDR have signed a new research collaboration to improve the precision of surgical procedures.

US-based alloy steel materials producer QuesTek Innovations LLC has won the US Small Business Administration (SBA) 2016 Tibbetts Award.

America Makes has created learning tool exercises for additive manufacturing (AM) machine and material selection.

Two companies plan to join forces to provide additive manufacturing (AM) training to end users.

Arcam reports that its net sales increased by 12.5% in 2016 to SEK648.3 million, compared to SEK576.1 million in 2015.

Bodycote reports that its hot isostatic pressing (HIP) facility ihas earned the highest level of Nadcap accreditation.

Global aluminum and copper based powder producer Kymera plans to combine its brand names.

PM specialist GKN Powder Metallurgy plans to inaugurate a dedicated digital area for AM.

Global production of molybdenum increased to 132.0 million pounds in the third quarter of 2016.

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

Sandvik has formed a new product area called additive manufacturing (AM) within its Sandvik Machining Solutions business area.

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd, which plans to produce graphite powder for powder metallurgy (PM), has appointed Sean Whiteford to its board of directors.

Conductive CNT-composites could be produced using standard commercial 3D printers, according to Italian researchers

Sigma Labs has signed a commercial agreement with Pratt & Whitney.

Automotive giant Audi AG and 3D printing pioneer EOS plan to build a 3D printing center.

Automotive company SKF has reported 2016 operating profit, excluding one-time items, of SEK 1,741 million.

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

Rio Tinto has released its Q4 performance results.

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.

PM association APMI International has announced the recipients of its 2017 Fellow Award.

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.

UK-based surface treatment company South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) has announced an increase in sales by 15% in 2016.

3D printing company Concept Laser reports an 88% increase in sales in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015.

A Gasbarre Furnace group company has recently installed ‘solitaire’ conveyor belt furnaces for the annealing of precious metals.

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