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Metal Powder news, June 2020

The Chemical Coaters Association says that it has appointed three new board members representing local US chapters.

By taking advantage of the strength of graphene, researchers have doubled the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid electrolytes.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that up to one in six jobs in the UK auto market are at risk of redundancy.

Laserax, based in Quebec, Canada, has reportedly developed a new fiber laser that can treat any metal surface with cleaning, texturing and hardening.

At the general assembly of the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association Nobuhiro Hashimoto of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd was elected president.

By utilizing a seed crystal, researchers have succeeded in printing functional light-emitting diodes from a hybrid perovskite solution.

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2021, the International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides.

The EPMA and Fraunhofer Institute have set the date for their five-day additive manufacturing (AM) training week.

The MPIF says that its virtual basic powder metallurgy (PM) short course now has additional start times, due to increased demand.

H C Starck reports that its tungsten powders business has been acquired by Masan Resources, based in Vietnam.

By tuning the assembly process of bottlebrush-shaped polymers, a new 3D printing process can produce multiple colors from a single ink.

The demand for aluminum powder in the 3D printing market could grow from US$147 million in 2018 to over US$695 million in 2023.

PM experts Randall M German and Animesh Bose have released a new book titled Binder and Polymer Assisted Powder Processing.

Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems says that it has recently rebuilt a continuous mesh belt brazing furnace for an automotive parts supplier in Mexico.

Carpenter says that it plans to reduce around 20% of the company’s total global salaried positions.

New polymer materials for 3D printing can switch between different shapes in response to changes in temperature, electric current or stress.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) have postponed their joint annual meeting.

Umicore has received a €125 million loan from European Investment Bank (EIB) to help finance its cathode materials plant in Nysa, Poland.

Wall Colmonoy has reportedly invested £500,000 in its research and development lab in Pontardawe, Wales.

Researchers have found a new way to control harmful fungi, by developing polymer coatings that resist the attachment of these fungi.

Spirit AeroSystems has received a US$80 million grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to expand its US production.

Hardmetal cutting tool specialist Ceratizit has reportedly invested a new electric press for powder metal processing.

IDTechEx has made available a webinar focuses on key technological developments occurring within the Li-ion market.

Malvern Panalytical, a supplier of analytical instrumentation and software, has opened a new application center in Shanghai, China.

ASTM's Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) and America Makes have published a guide to improving AM data.

GKN Powder Metallurgy says that it is preparing for post-Covid-19 operation conditions and business environment.

The EPMA has moved its headquarters La Maison des Associations Internationales, in Brussels, France.

The MPIF says that its basic PM short course will be held online, from 10–12 August 2020.

The EPMA reports that Euro PM2020 will still go ahead, but will take place online.

The 12th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2021), will now be held from 23-25 June 2021, in Dresden, Germany.

America Makes has announced a virtual conference focusing on additive manufacturing (AM) with regards to the supply chain and distributed manufacturing.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has appointed Mike Withers of Axalta Coating Systems to its 2020 board of directors.

3D printing company Materialise has launched Mindware, an advisory service covering the use of 3D printing to address companies’ business needs.

3D printing company Protolabs has issued a report which suggests that, post-Covid 19, there will be more investment into the testing of robots and drones.

Researchers have discovered that carbon atoms in the ceramic material silicon carbide collect at grain boundaries when it is exposed to radiation.

Sandvik has completed its previously announced acquisition of the cutting tools division of Quimmco Centro Tecnológico (QCT).

Höganäs says that its PM plant has been able to reduce its energy consumption by 2.5 million KWh.

Engine production in the UK declined 99.5% in April 2020, as the Covid-19 lockdown halted manufacturing, the SMMT said.

Elementum 3D has been issued patents in the US, Canada, and Australia for its 3D printing core technology.

Carpenter Technology has reported net sales for Q3 2020 of US$585.4 million, down from US$609.9 million in Q3 2019.

Carpenter Technology reports that it has idled two powder metal (PM) production facilities in the US in order to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.

MPIF has released a new materials standard designation code and property data for sinter hardened steel.

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