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Metal Powder news, January 2021

European OEM acquires new large-scale 3D printers

A European OEM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase five new 3D printing machines.

Sandvik has acquired a minority stake in privately-owned US company Oqton, which makes AI manufacturing software.

Sam O’Leary, current COO of 3D printing company SLM Solutions, has been appointed its new CEO.

3D printing company ExOne has joined the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) as a founding member.

The US Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is looking for speakers and workshop leaders for its upcoming conference.

The MPIF says that PowderMet2021 will now take place both in person, in Orlando, Florida, and online, at the event website.

Asiamold is scheduled to take place from 3 – 5 March 2021 in Guangzhou, China.

America Makes has made two new project calls covering ways to improve additive manufacturing (AM) materials data.

Protolabs has acquired online manufacturing platform 3D Hubs for US$280 million.

Hitachi has launched two new differential scanning calorimeters (DSCs) suitable for materials development and product quality control.

Vivalda Group, a UK supplier of building materials, has launched Prism Powder Coating, a standalone powder coating business based in Scotland.

Element Materials Technology (Element) has upgraded its laboratory to feature full scope powder characterization services for additive manufacturing (AM).

CRP Meccanica, which specializes in CNC Machining, has signed an agreement with VELO3D to distribute its metal 3D printers in Italy.

Sintavia, which 3D prints thermal components for the aerospace, defense and space industry, has acquired two M4K-4 printers from Germany-based AMCM GmbH.

Umicore has made a number of personnel adjustments amongst its vice presidents.

Equispheres has introduced three new lines of aluminum powder for metal additive manufacturing (AM).

The MPIF has announced the recipients of its 2021 Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award.

Biosensing platform detects Covid-19 antibodies in seconds

A new supply chain management consultancy has been launched in the UK focusing on SMEs in the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors.

Alternative uses for coal shown in single stage process

Markforged has distributed a number additive manufacturing (AM) machines to manufacturers in Michigan, USA as part of Project DIAMOnD.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has released the fifth edition of Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook.

Engineers have created a new shape-changing, or 'morphing', nozzle for 3D printing fiber-filled composites for use in 4D printing applications.

Predicting response parameters of the dry turning process for Inconel using deep-cryogenic treated WC insert through an artificial neural network.

ASTM has announced that all its previously scheduled in-person April standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled.

The US NIST has awarded nearly US$4 million in grants to develop 3D printing measurement methods and standards.

The MPIF has published the program for MIM2021, taking place virtually from 22‐25 February 2021.

Ceratizit says that it has won an innovation award for developing a new way to 3D print tungsten carbide-cobalt.

PyroGenesis Canada, which specializes in plasma atomized metal powder, has submitted a formal application to the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

Stratasys Ltd has completed its acquisition of Origin, which makes additive manufacturing (AM) systems.

porous iron has great potential as a scaffold for bone repair

SINTX Technologies, which makes silicon nitride ceramic materials for medical and non-medical applications, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021.

The MPIF has scheduled its next PM machinability seminar to take place from 19-22 April 2021 online.

The CCAI says that applications for the 2021 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program are now being accepted.

GE Additive and the University of Sydney have formed a five-year agreement to improve Australia’s additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities.

Biomedical metallic implants improved with 3D printing

Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to acquire aerospace and defense rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings.

3D printing company VELO3D has formed a distribution partnership in the US with additive manufacturing (AM) sales specialist GoEngineer.

DMG MORI, which makes cutting tools and additive manufacturing (AM) machines, has selected a melt pool monitoring system from Sigma Labs.

3D printing company Renishaw plans to strengthen its presence in the EU, following the completion of Brexit.

Protolabs has appointed Robert Bodor to succeed Vicki Holt as the company’s president and CEO.

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