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Metal Powder news, May 2021

AMUG President’s Award recipients

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has named the two recipients of its President's Award, Terry Hoppe and Vince Anewenter.

Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems has made a pusher furnace to a supplier of tungsten alloy products in the US.

A printing pattern often used in metal 3D printing to decrease residual stress, known as island scanning, can sometimes produce more stress.

3D printing company Desktop Metal had revenue of US$11.3 million in Q1 2021, an increase of 35% from Q4 2020 and 234% from Q1 2020.

Registration has opened for the MPIF's PM parts compacting and tooling seminar, taking place from 13–14 September 2021 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Researchers have produced strong and flexible 3D-printable gels by merging micro- and nano-sized networks of alginate from seaweed.

AMUG has named the winners of its Distinguished INnovator Operator (DINO) Award for additive manufacturing (AM) expertise and years of service.

Oerlikon Metco has opened a competence center for high-speed laser cladding applications at its facility in Wohlen, Switzerland.

Metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Markforged has reported a 14.7% increase in Q1 2021 revenue US$20.3 million.

SLM Solutions has partnered with Solukon to use the latter’s depowdering systems in the post processing of 3D printed parts.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), based in the US, has named the members of its 2021-2022 board of directors.

ExOne reports Q1 revenue of just over US$13 million, a 3% decrease from US$13.4 million in Q1 2020.

3D printing specialist Optomec has formed a technical advisory board (TAB) for metal additive manufacturing (AM).

By combining experiments and computer simulations, researchers have found a way to determine what happens to refractory oxides at high temperatures.

US 3D printing institute America Makes has completed its test version of a program designed to promote 3D printing careers to school pupils.

ExOne has partnered with sales company Aurora Group and two of its subsidiaries to distribute its binder jetting in Asia.

Ceramics company SINTX Technologies has developed a new line of silicon nitride products for antipathogenic and biomedical applications.

Sandvik has signed a deal to acquire South African based company Kwatani, a supplier of screens and feeders for the mining industry.

The organizers of ceramics industry conference ceramitec report that the next conference has been postponed to 21–24 June 2022.

3D Systems says that it to expand its healthcare business in Denver, Colorado by over 50%.

ExOne has acquired the assets of Freshmade 3D, an Ohio, USA-based startup that owns a patented way to create tooling out of sand forms.

The NCDMM in the US has appointed John Schmitt as executive director of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC).

Anthony W Thornton from powder characterization company Micromeritics Instrument, has been awarded the 2021 ASTM William T Cavanaugh Memorial Award.

3D Systems has acquired Allevi, a USA-based developer of bioprinting solutions, and Additive Works, a German additive manufacturing (AM) software company.

Researchers have developed an alternative leather-like material from silk, which can be printed into different patterns and textures.

Wall Colmonoy has launched a new range of Wallex Cobalt chromium powders and cast discs for dental implants, partial denture and prosthetics.

Registration is now open for the EPMA’s European PM conference and exhibition, Euro PM2021.

Researchers have developed a way to finely tune the mechanical properties of a scaffolding material so it can support the growth of various tissues.

The EPMA says that it has postponed its powder metallurgy (PM) summer school until 2022 due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK company focusing on promoting satellite services, has acquired a MetalFAB1 3D printer from Additive Industries.

EPMA has posted an open link for companies involved in press and sinter production to input their benchmarking data for 2020.

ExOne has partnered with four new sales companies to help expand its distribution in the United States and Canada.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) reports that it has opened a new manufacturing center in Alabama, USA.

The Fraunhofer Institute is researching ways to make debinding more energy efficient when used in the 3D printing of near-net shape components.

SINTX Technologies has filed multiple US and international patent applications to develop new technologies using the company’s silicon nitride.

Union Process has developed a new combination Attritor mill that it says has improved speed and efficiency when used in media grinding.

nTopology has released the 3.0 version of its engineering design software.

Sigma Labs has reported Q1 2021 revenue increasing by more than 100% over both Q1 2020 and Q4 2020, to US$458,140.

Umicore and BASF have entered into a non-exclusive patent cross-license agreement covering cathode materials and their precursors.

The EPMA reports that presentations from its 34th General Assembly, held 15 April 2021, are now available to the organization’s members.

The additive manufacturing (AM) market grew by 21% in 2020 to a total of US$12.6 billion, according to a new report by 3D Hubs.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) plans to host a tech forum covering 3D printing in June 2021.

UK engine production rose 31.7% in March 2021, compared with March 2020, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The MPIF has introduced a new course covering powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing.

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