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Metal Powder news, January 2019

Höganäs appoints new Chair

Kurt Jofs has assumed the position of Chairman of the Höganäs board, succeeding Staffan Bohman, who has been Chairman since 2013.

Researchers have created 3D-printed, flexible mesh structures made of silicone that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields.

UK 3D printing company Renishaw has opened new additive manufacturing (AM) centers in Barcelona, Spain and Torino, Italy.

The ASTM International copper and copper alloys committee is sponsoring a workshop taking place on 3 April in Colorado, USA.

APMI International has named the winners of its 2019 Fellow Award. The recipients are Joseph Tunick Strauss and John L Johnson.

Höganäs has appointed Hans Keller as president of surface and joining technologies.

Researchers have developed methods for 3D printing piezoelectric materials that can convert stress from any direction into electrical energy.

Heating specialist Wall Colmonoy plans to run a spring session of its Modern Furnace Brazing School.

Trade show organizer Messe München has laid plans for a new conference for industrial ceramics.

3D printing specialist Optomec plans to supply the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) machines to US government facilities.

Gasbarre Products has launched a new website and reorganized its product groups.

Engineering components made up of printed 'meta-crystals' with varying orientations are tougher than those with a uniform, single-crystal structure.

Polyamide (PA) supplier Evonik has acquired Structured Polymers Inc, a US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials.

Gas specialist Linde’s board of directors has reportedly authorized a share repurchase program for up to US$6 billion of its ordinary shares.

Taking place in Colorado, USA, the seminar will take place in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee.

Umicore says that it has been ranked seventh in the 2019 top 100 of the world’s most sustainable companies.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is hosting a training workshop taking place from 5–6 March 2019 in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Structures made from stimuli-responsive materials can determine which of multiple possible actions to take in response to their environment.

ASTM’s International committee on metal powders and metal powder products is reportedly sponsoring a workshop covering powder characterization.

The MPIF has published A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing.

NCDMM board member Thomas R Kurfess, has been appointed chief manufacturing officer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Sigma Labs has been awarded a test and evaluation program contract with a global materials and service provider in additive manufacturing (AM).

A new 3D printing method, which involves lifting complex shapes from a vat of liquid, is up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes.

Research could improve layered materials and predict earthquakes

Aerospace company Spirit AeroSystems has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Boeing.

ASTM is sponsoring the 19th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry.

ASTM International’s committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys reports that it is seeking participants for an interlaboratory study.

Molding specialist Arburg has appointed Raffaele Abbruzzetti as manager of the company’s Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo, Milan.

UK new car registrations fell 6.8% in 2018 to 2.37m units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) has reported.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) says that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 PCI Scholarship Program.

Arburg's subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has celebrated its ten-year anniversary.

Brazing company Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze has appointed Jim Lockbaum as business development manager.

The EPMA, organizers of Euro PM2019, says that the deadline to submit abstracts for the show is 23 January 2019.

The MPIF says that it has finalized the keynote speech for MIM2019, taking place in Orlando, Florida, USA, from 25–27 February 2019.

AM company Renishaw says that it is recruiting a record 68 apprentice placements for its sites in Gloucestershire and South Wales, UK.

UK steel supplier Hillfoot has appointed Peter Morris to the newly-created role of purchasing director.

Stewart Lane, corporate manager at AM company Renishaw, has been selected as chairman of CECIMO's new AM committee.

A composite made of lignin, nylon and carbon fiber possesses just the right mix of viscosity when hot and strength when cool for 3D printing.

Heat treatment specialist Bodycote has officially opened its new facility in Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK.

The Swedish Energy Agency has reportedly awarded a four-year research project to powder metal specialist Höganäs AB.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) has reported a 14.2% decline in UK engine production in November 2018.

Cortec says that its water-based coating is suitable for a number of applications, including machinery, vehicles, piping and structural steel.

The EPMA has launched EuroFM, a sectoral group covering functional materials.

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