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Metal Powder news, December 2017

Silicone inks allow researchers to print life-like artificial organs

Researchers have 3D printed life-like artificial organs that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel of real organs.

With 3D printing, researchers have created a metamaterial from cubic building blocks that rotates about its axis in response to compression forces.

Researchers have developed a bacteria-containing, hydrogel-based ink for producing objects with various different properties by 3D printing.

GKN Aerospace has signed a three year contract extension worth over US$8 million with the South African Air Force’s Gripen RM12 Engines.

UK car manufacturing fell by 4.6% in November, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Umicore has reached an agreement to acquire Materia's metathesis catalyst IP and business portfolio for a price of U$27 million.

Arcam AB plans to move its electron beam melting (EBM) additive manufacturing (AM) business.

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology was reportedly able achieve exception levels of strength and ductility when compared to counterparts.

Renishaw has supplied metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to help develop lightweight titanium wheels.

Höganäs Brazil has added a wastewater process based on patent-pending electrocoagulation technology to a SKF bearing plant.

GKN plans to offer design, manufacturing and consultancy services to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team over the next few years.

A new desktop 3D printer is up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts, producing Lego-sized objects in minutes rather than an hour.

The ASTM is calling for papers for the 19th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, taking place 19-23 May 2018, in Manchester, UK.

New research reveals that when spraying metal coatings, melting hinders rather than helps.

AM specialist Renishaw has become a gold sponsor of a North American based head and neck reconstruction organisation.

European nanodiamond producer Carbodeon has been granted a Chinese patent for its technology.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) is reportedly acquiring a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies.

Mott Corporation says that it presented a range of 3D printing porous technology at the International Conference on Sintering.

The president of the SMMT has asked the UK government not to undermine the country’s automotive industry’s competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit.

Arcam AB plans to look into strategic alternatives regarding DiSanto Technology.

Gordon Hunter has been given the HR ‘Russ’ Ogden Award from ASTM International’s committee on reactive and refractory metals and alloys.

Höganäs says that it has acquired Metasphere Technology, a start-up based in Luleå, Sweden.

Using 3D printers, engineers have turned formerly theoretical structures known as schwarzites into strong, light materials with repeating patterns.

GKN Additive, has added AncorTi Beta 21S to its portfolio of AncorAM powders for additive manufacturing (AM).

Alloy specialist Deere & Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, a manufacturer of road construction equipment.

The EPMA is calling for papers covering hot isostatic pressing (HIP) for the Euro PM2018 Congress & Exhibition.

GE and Concept Laser plan to open a new additive manufacturing (AM) plant in Lichtenfels, Germany.

Simple solution could radically broaden the range of metal alloys that can be produced by additive manufacturing.

The Association for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) says that is now accepting charter members till the end of 2018.

Powder metallurgy specialist Höganäs AB and Cortus Energy AB have opened what they say is the world’s first plant for renewable energy gas and green coke.

Powder metallurgy specialist GKN plans to showcase its ideas to use 3D printing to help the development of electric vehicles (EVs).

Umicore says that it has agreed to sell its European technical materials business to Saxonia Edelmetalle GmbH.

W Brian James has been honored with the Frank W. Reinhart Award from ASTM International’s committee on metal powders and metal powder products.

The SME has selected four university professors to receive its 2017 Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award.

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