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Metal Powder news, September 2020

Auto company MAHLE says that it plans to close two German plants and adjust staffing levels in other locations in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Höganäs says that its main production sites are all up and running, following restrictions during the Covid-19 lockdown.

NASA has formed a new project to help develop ways to 3D print metal rocket engine parts using blown powder directed energy deposition.

Researchers have developed a low-cost method for fabricating thin nanoribbons of molybdenum disulfide at a large scale.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that 106,398 auto engines were produced in the UK in August, with an output fall of 35.1%.

Plansee and its subsidiary Ceratizit say that it has hired 44 apprentices to start vocational training at in six different apprenticeships.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) says that it is accepting scholarship applications for next year.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) says that its autumn seminars will now take place on a virtual platform.

IDTechEx Research has released a summary that compares the advantages and disadvantages of different feedstocks used in additive manufacturing (AM).

Michigan Technological University has reportedly developed a new open-source, Web-based 3D controller.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has issued a call for speakers for its 2021 conference.

A machine learning approach to predicting the quality of 3D-printed bioscaffolds has revealed the importance of controlling print speed.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) conference has become virtual, according to its organizers.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is reportedly asking for volunteers to fill several executive positions on its board.

The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG) has appointed Joe Veranese as its new vice president.

ASM International has published a new handbook covering additive manufacturing (AM) processes.

The Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new stress analysis technique which could take into account a component’s volume under tension and compression.

3D printing company Sintavia and Siemens Digital Industries Software have joined forces to develop end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) software.

Howco, which distributes raw material to the oil and gas industry, has purchased a metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine for a new facility in Texas.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation says that it is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award.

Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has appointed Dr Larry Megan as its vice president (VP) of smart manufacturing.

The US Air Force has awarded Optomec a US$1 million contract to deliver a high-volume 3D printer for repairing turbine engine components.

Louise Tjeder has been appointed vice president of investor relations at Sandvik.

Höganäs and Lincotek Surface Solutions have agreed to develop surface treatments for aerospace, energy, automotive and other industries.

Researchers have developed a wool-derived biomaterial that can be 3D-printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory.

Sigma Labs and Additive Industries have allowed the latter’s MetalFAB1 3D printer to be equipped with Sigma’s PrintRite3D melt pool monitoring solution.

A report from Coherent Market Research suggests that the ceramic coatings market, particular for automotive, could reach US$14,536 million in 2027.

Wall Colmonoy’s Aerobraze business in Oklahoma City plans to hold an open day for local students on 2 October 2020.

Canadian lab equipment distributor Delta Scientific has appointed a new commercial lead.

Using liquid metal particles, researchers can make perfectly molded metallic versions of natural surfaces such as a rose petal.

A recent survey from the SMMT suggests that 44% of car buyers don’t think they’ll be ready to switch to an electrical vehicle (EV) by 2035.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw has recreated a 12th century metal candlestick to be installed in a UK cathedral.

GKN Automotive has appointed Dirk Kesselgruber as the new president of its ePowertrain division.

Höganäs reports that Ulf Engström has retired after 43 years at the company.

Sandvik has been included as a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series in its semi-annual review 2020.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings has appointed Audrey McNiff to its board of directors.

By introducing isolated defects into a ferroelectric, researchers have managed to turn it into a top-performing energy-storage material.

Nanomaterials specialist Promethean Particles says that it has developed a solvent recovery sys-tem.

Optomec says that it has refurbished over 10 million gas turbine blades using its 3D printers.

The NCDMM has appointed its executive vice president Gary Fleegle to succeed Dean L Bartles as CEO.

The EPMA is offering all its print publications to everyone free of charge for a limited time.

Plansee reports that its sales dropped 10% between the 2019/2020 fiscal years, from €1.52 billion to €1.38 billion.

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