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Metal Powder news, July 2020

The US had US$1.83 billion worth of metal metals and mining industry M&A deals in Q2 2020, according to market analyst GlobalData.

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America Makes says that it has awarded US$560,000 as part of a project to improve aerospace optical components using additive manufacturing (AM).

A 3D printing project has made progress in its aim to speed up the digitalization and industrialization of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF).

Taking their inspiration from shells and grapefruits, engineers have created what they say is the first manufactured non-cuttable material.

Prepreg specialist Axiom says that it will develop a line of carbon/silicon carbide and silicon carbide/silicon carbide composite intermediates.

TOffeeAM, a startup founded by researchers in Imperial College London, has raised £1 million in seed funding.

A new report suggests that in future, materials scientists and chemists will have access to machine learning tools to improve their R&D.

Porsche says that, for the first time, the pistons in its GT2 RS sports car have been produced with a 3D printer.

Höganäs says that some of its metal powder residual byproducts could be used to make artificial reef structures.

Plansee reports a 10% fall in sales in the 2019/2020 fiscal year, from €1.52 billion to €1.38 billion.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers for its Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2021).

America Makes and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), have announced the winners of its AM Modeling Challenge competition.

Jean Lydon-Rodgers, president and CEO of GE Aviation Services, has been appointed as a member of the Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB).

A new study from the European Patent Office (EPO) says that Germany and the UK are the two largest European contributors to AM innovation.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers for PowderMet2021, which is planned to take place 20–23 June 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has named ten people nominated to receive a Distinguished Innovator Operators Award (DINO) award.

GKN says that, in tests, a 3D printed copper induction coil offered better results than a convention-ally produced part.

Graphene specialist Haydale and IRPC Public Company Limited have joined forces to develop Haydale’s functionalized graphene coated fabric for medical use.

Volume Graphics says that it has updated its VGSTUDIO MAX software with a reverse engineering module.

Surface coating technology company Hardide Coatings has appointed Rob Holmes as its new vice president (VP) of aerospace.

A 3D printing company has reportedly cut its part setup time from five hours to 10 minutes with the adoption of automating technology.

Haydale Technologies’ Thai business has signed an agreement with IRPC to supply transparent graphene and functionalized acetylene black conductive inks.

3D printing company VELO3D has reportedly qualified Hastelloy X nickel-based alloy for its range of additive manufacturing (AM) machines

The Grieve Corporation says that it has updated its website with new features and improvements to existing features.

Global iron ore production is expected to decline by 1.2% in 2020 to 2,230.8 million tonnes (Mt), says analytics company GlobalData.

Höganäs' former president of its electro and mechanical technologies business has been appointed the company’s president for continent EMEA.

The MPIF says that its powder metallurgy sintering seminar will now be held online.

H C Starck Tantalum & Niobium has reportedly changed its name to Taniobis.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation has released a series of videos reviewing the PM industry in North America, Europe, and Asia.

The MPIF says that it is continuing its webinar series for its members on 15 July with a tutorial entitled ‘Powder Handling for Safety and Quality’.

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The UK auto industry reportedly built 55,836 engines in May, up from 830 in April, but down 75.0% on the same period of 2019.

Coventry University in the UK and engineering consultancy TWI Ltd plan to open a center to research fatigue and structural integrity.

UK car manufacturing output fell 95.4% in May with just 5,314 vehicles produced, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Plansee says that it has received supplier awards from three of its customers AMEC, Texas Instruments and Sony.

MT Ortho, an Italian manufacturer of prostheses has acquired two electron beam melting (EBM) machines to 3D print its products for bone cancer patients.

Metal powder company PyroGenesis Canada has reported revenues of CAN$4.8 million in 2019, a decrease of 4%.

Farsoon Technologies and Siemens have signed an agreement to use Siemens’ software with Farsoon’s AM systems.

Scientists have characterized carp scales down to the nanoscale, potentially allowing their toughness to be replicated in synthetic structural materials.

Researchers have developed a new abrasion-based method for producing heterostructure devices based on 2D materials such as graphene.

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