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Metal Powder news, June 2021

The return of the king?

How could 3D printing bounce back post-Covid-19? Senvol is working with the US Armed Forces to develop new aerospace and defense opportunities.

PM industry leader recognized for lifetime achievement

Dr Randall German has been selected to receive the Kempton H Roll Powder Metallurgy (PM) Lifetime Achievement Award by the MPIF.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that UK factories made 116,639 engines in May, more than double the output of May 2020.

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire Tricon Drilling Solutions Pty Ltd, a supplier of rock tools for the mining industry based in Perth, Australia.

Spanish 3D printing company Aenium and Pangea Aerospace have formed an agreement to 3D print propulsion systems for aerospace in Europe.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Markforged has launched three new machines: the Metal X Gen 2, Next Day Metal, and the X7 Field Edition.

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute say that they have developed improved methods to test polymeric hard foam components more safely and effectively.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) says that registration is open for its 2021 Women in Finishing Forum.

Researchers from Penn State University are developing ways to improve quality control in additive manufacturing (AM).

Kaman has appointed C Todd Boone as its new vice president and general manager automation.

The EPMA has released an early version of its technical program for the Euro PM2021 Congress, taking place virtually from 18-22 October 2021.

Coating specialist Oerlikon has acquired Coeurdor, which makes components for the luxury goods industry.

Markforged, which specialises in metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing (AM), has nominated Carol Meyers to its board of directors.

Binder jetting specialist ExOne says that it has delivered more than two million metal parts to customers worldwide.

3D printing company Optomec has been awarded US$500,000 to develop ways to repair US Air Force jet engine components using additive manufacturing (AM).

The Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing (SAM) consortium has launched a survey about additive manufacturing (AM) technology in Europe.

The MPIF reports that Olivia Schmidt has joined Kymera International as its new chief commercial officer.

Umicore says that it has invested in Solid Power, a Colorado-based developer of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.

New route to creating complex architectures from graphite powder

Magnus Hall, previously CEO of energy companies Vattenfall and Holmen, has been named Höganäs’ new chairman of the board.

Global standards organization ASTM International says that it plans to host its October commit-tee week in person.

Biodegradable battery for the Internet of Things, integrated health monitoring, and environmental or agricultural sensing

Sandvik Coromant has opened three new customer centers in Milan, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey and Renningen, Germany focused on metal cutting tools.

A new survey suggests that manufacturing companies feel an increasing need for more education, skills, and training in 3D printing.

The organizers of M&T Expo, say that the next event will take place from 30 August to 2 September 2022, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The EPMA has launched a survey aimed at collecting data on the way PM companies are handling sustainability.

Industrial molding company Erofio Group has installed an M Line system from GE Additive at its 6,500m2 mold making facility in Batalha, central Portugal.

PyroGenesis Canada says that it has shipped its first commercial samples of NexGen plasma atomized titanium powder to the aerospace industry.

GE Additive and the US Air Force have formed a collaboration to develop 3D printed parts for the F110 jet aircraft engine.

Sigmatex, which makes carbon fiber textiles, has received funding from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to grow its business.

Airbus says that its Aerospace Integrated Research and Test Centre (AIRTeC) has been officially opened in Bristol, UK.

PM producer PyroGenesis Canada Inc has made two executive appointments.

Umicore has appointed Mathias Miedreich as its new CEO, replacing Marc Grynberg.

OCSiAl, which makes graphene nanotubes, has appointed Hayim Pinhas AŞ as its new Turkish distributor.

3D Systems has agreed to sell its on-demand custom manufacturing business to Trilantic North America, a private equity firm.

Franklin Bronze Precision Components says that the company has achieved ISO 9001:2015 Recertification.

Umicore has joined the development of Re I Source, a way to responsibly trace produced cobalt from the mine for use in electric cars.

Verder Scientific has agreed to acquire all shares of US company Mager Scientific, a distributor of metallographic and hardness testing equipment.

ASM International has formed a collaboration with the Japanese Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM) to exchange materials science knowledge and ideas.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has launched a new online course cover-ing the whole powder coating process.

Tiangong International, a Chinese producer of tool and die steel, has acquired a hot isostatic press (HIP) as part of its powder metallurgy (PM) expansion.

Materials specialist QuesTek has received three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards to create new materials development software.

ASTM has published its annual report, covering its development of standards in industries such as commercial spaceflight and additive manufacturing (AM).

The MPIF reports that the Tungsten Heavy Alloy Handbook, written by Dr Randall M German, is now available for purchase through its website.

The SMMT reports that UK factories made 129,691 engines in April 2021, a big increase compared to April 2020 when only 1,147 were produced.

Researchers have chemically modified the organic material fluorenone for use in redox flow batteries, replacing expensive vanadium.

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