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Metal Powder news, August 2021

Aerojet Rocketdyne expands LA facility

Aerojet Rocketdyne has expanded its rocket facility in Los Angeles, USA, to produce space engines for NASA.

Researchers have developed a new vascular metamaterial that can be easily reconfigured to modify its thermal and electromagnetic properties.

Metal AM company Holo has developed a 3D printer which can make finely detailed electrical components, jewelry, and medical and dental devices.

Improved technology for “stubborn” group of metals for thin films in electronics

Metal Powder Products (MPP) has acquired Proform Powdered Metals, a manufacturer of sintered bronze bearings, bushings and spacers.

A novel high-temperature coating material could greatly extend the lifetime of parts made from silicon carbide in jet engines.

GE Aviation reports that its facility in North Carolina has shipped its 100,000th turbine shroud made from ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials.

Höganäs has completed construction of its fine powder atomization building in Pennsylvania, USA.

Phillips Corporation has developed a hybrid 3D printer by integrating a subtractive CNC machine tool and a laser head.

Tool design software specialist Tebis has launched a new version of its CAD/CAM software.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has announced its new board of directors.

Croft Additive Manufacturing has developed a way to manufacture more effective filters using wire mesh and 3D printed metal powder.

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), is opening an office in Sheffield, UK.

Desktop Metal has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 3D printing company ExOne for US$575 million.

BASF has opened a new laboratory for its Catamold business in Shanghai, China.

The final program has been released for SpaceAM, taking place in Leicester, UK from 14-15 September 2021.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers for PowderMet2022 Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Conference.

SGL says that its sales were €496.7 million in the first half of 2021, up 8.8% from €456.5 million in the same period of 2020.

Metalysis says that it has successfully extracted oxygen from replicated moonrock (lunar regolith) containing aluminium, silicon, and oxygen.

3D printing research company Elementum 3D has acquired cold spray metal additive manufacturing (AM) printing technology from Australia-based SPEE3D.

By removing oxygen from polycrystalline tin selenide, researchers have produced the most efficient thermoelectric system on record.

America Makes has announced the winners of its US$68,000 Open-source Additive Scanning Implementation Strategy (OASIS) Challenge.

Busch UK Ltd, part of the Busch Vacuum Solutions group, has acquired heat treatment specialist Vacuum Furnace Engineering (VFE).

ASTM has announced US$10,000 scholarships to four graduate students studying fields where technical standards play an important role.

The Australian Army has reportedly extended its industry partnership with metal 3D printing company SPEE3D.

Oerlikon Group has reported a 23% sales increase to CHF 628 million in Q2 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has sponsored SpaceAM, an event focusing on materials in space applications.

Markforged has developed versions of its fiber reinforced 3D printing material to make it suitable for aerospace.

The MPIF has issued an official call for presentations for MIM2022.

Markforged has appointed John Howard as its new VP of engineering.

America Makes has announced a new call for projects from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), to develop AM technologies.

The organizers of Fabtech 2021 have published details of two finishing workshops taking place during the event.

Superalloy manufacturer Aubert and Duval says that it plans to overhaul one of its heat treatment lines in its Pamiers, France, metal processing plant.

Additive Industries has appointed Dave Emmett as its new Director of sales and business development for North America.

The American Flame Research Committee (AFRC) has set the date for its 2021 Annual Industrial Combustion Symposium.

The Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) has announced its 2021 award winners.

Burloak Technologies Inc, a division of metal manufacturer Samuel, Son & Co, has opened an additive manufacturing (AM) center in Camarillo, California.

Making self-adjusting materials systems with standard 3D printers

3D Systems plans to sell its medical simulation business, Simbionix, to a Swedish supplier of reality simulators for medical training.

EOS has signed a memorandum of understanding with metal powder producer Hyperion Metals Limited to help produce lower cost, reduced carbon titanium powder.

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