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Metal Powder news, January 2020

Sumitomo Corporation has invested in Elementum 3D Inc, an AM research and development company for advanced metals, composites and ceramics.

Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their joint research project focused on recovering battery metals.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that Chris Owen will step down as chief executive of its industry forum.

Metal powder manufacturer Equispheres, based in Ottawa, Canada, has been awarded funding and support from a cleantech organization.

Dalia Yarom, director of the standardization division at the Standards Institution of Israel (SII), has joined the ASTM International board of directors.

3D printing company SLM Solutions Group AG says that its order intake value was €67.7 million in 2019, a 21% growth compared to 2018.

Sandvik has completed its acquisition of Summerill Tube Corporation.

3D printing company ExOne has published a whitepaper about metal binder jetting 3D printing.

A UK-based pyrometallurgical engineering firm has been commissioned by a platinum manufacturer to upgrade its plant in London.

Seco Tools has reached an agreement to acquire the cutting tools division of a 20-year-old privately-owned Mexican company.

The Additive Manufacturing Users’ Group (AMUG) says that it is now accepting nominations from those that would like to run for a board position.

The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) plans to host an additive manufacturing certificate program.

Ultrasound offers more robust metal 3D printing

The CCAI says that Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, will present at its Women in Finishing forum.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has set the date for its Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course.

The Additive Manufacturing Users’ Group (AMUG) reports that two new additive manufacturing (AM) workshops will be held before its conference.

Sandvik says that it is reviewing the potential closure of a production plant for round tools within its Walter division in Frankfurt, Germany.

Ultrasound can have a significant impact on the inner micro-structure of 3D printed metal alloys, making them more consistent and stronger.

PostProcess Technologies has appointed Japan-based trader K K Irisu to distribute its products in the Asian market.

ASTM has developed a new standard for cobalt-alloy spring wire.

Arburg has appointed Guido Frohnhaus as managing director of technology and engineering at Arburg GmbH.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has formed the CCAI Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF).

Andrew G Kireta Jr from the US-based Copper Development Association Inc has started his term as the chair of the ASTM International board of directors.

The European Commission has set the date for a workshop focusing on ways to analyze the environmental impacts of metal and ceramic processing.

Steve Foxley has been appointed as executive director of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

The market for global 3D desktop printers could increase by almost 37% from 2020-2024, according to a Technavio market research report.

Sintavia plans to help found a trade group for additive manufacturers focused on promoting the environmental benefits of AM.

GKN Automotive says that it will standardize a range of 3-in-1 systems for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The technical program committees for WorldPM2020, AMPM2020 and Tungsten2020, have confirmed the programs for the events,

Sandvik has acquired Thermaltek, a manufacturer of high temperature furnace systems and metallic heating elements headquartered in North Carolina, USA.

Michael J Brisson, technical adviser at the Savannah River National Laboratory in the US, has been appointed to the ASTM International board of directors.

Brazing specialist Wall Colmonoy has appointed Chris Weirman as technical director of its European headquarters in the UK.

UK engine manufacturing fells 13.9% in November 2019, according to a report by the The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has strengthened ties with India following a trade mission to the country.

A new method for the solid-state thermal processing of silk allows the biopolymer to be molded directly into bulk parts with tunable properties.

Saratech, which makes 3D printing software in the US, has acquired the 3D printing sales business of TekPro Group.

Stephen Pickles, process development technician at Renishaw has received an award for his dedication to STEM education outreach.

QuesTek Innovations LLC has partnered with the German Aerospace Center to 3D print aerospace components using its new aluminum alloy.

Walter, a division of Sandvik Machining Solutions, plans to acquire US based company Melin Tool Company, a manufacturer of solid carbide tools.

More durable materials from 3D printing of polymers

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