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Metal Powder news, October 2021

Graphene additives for composites

Graphite specialist NeoGraf Solutions has launched a new range of graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) and graphene precursors (GP).

The organizers of SportAM, the Advanced Materials for Sport Conference, have published the final program for the event.

The MPIF has elected Rodney Brennen, vice president of Metco Industries, as its 31st president, succeeding North American Höganäs’ Dean Howard.

Optomec says that it has supplied an additive manufacturing (AM) machine to a company in the aviation engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) market.

By utilizing two-photon polymerization, researchers have developed a technique for printing intricate nanostructures of crystal or glass.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have used machine learning to help improve the quality of laser bed powder fusion 3D printed parts.

The EPMA says that its Euro PM Congress & Exhibition was a successful online event.

GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol, UK.

Spirit AeroSystems has opened its National Defense Prototype Center (NDPC).

Swedish research institute RISE is opening an application center for additive manufacturing with industrial and academic partners.

America Makes has announced a new project call worth US$1m from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

The MPIF announced the winner of its 2021 Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference best paper award.

ASTM International has published the program for its International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM 2021).

3D printing institute America Makes has appointed Kimberly Gibson as its first ecosystem director.

Powder producer Equispheres has appointed Thomas Bloor as its new head of global business development.

Emma Lefdal has been appointed vice president for marketing and corporate communications at PM manufacturer Höganäs.

3D printing company CRP Technology has made the structural part of a new range of track shoes as a single unit using carbon fiber reinforced composite.

Umicore has signed two five-year agreements to be supplied lithium by mining companies Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd and Vulcan Energy Resources.

Future Materials Group (FMG) will be running a number of sustainability consultation sessions during the Advanced Engineering show.

GE will reportedly invest up to US$100 million over ten years to the next ten years to increase the diversity of young people in engineering.

ASTM's next Standards Forum will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 15 November 2021, in conjunction with the Formnext 2021 show.

Researchers have adapted a flash Joule heating method for producing graphene so it can instead recycle valuable metals from electronic waste.

The MPIF says that the proceedings of its PowderMet2021, AMPM2021 and Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials 2021 conferences are now available for purchase.

The MPIF has released details of a new self-study course covering powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing.

Technology company Schunk has opened two new innovation center in the towns of Reiskirchen and Heuchelheim, Germany covering ceramics and carbon fibers.

The MPIF’s 2021 metal AM outstanding technical paper award has been given to the authors of ‘Electrostatic Charging and its Impact on Powder Flowability’.

A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that vehicles as the UK’s single most valuable goods trade export.

The MPIF says that a NSF grant will be provided to some students to attend its PowderMet2022 and AMPM2022 conferences, taking place in Portland, Oregon.

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have researched alternative shapes to the Gaussian beams commonly used in 3D printing.

Researchers have been able to create superior metal parts with fewer defects by refining a 3D-printing method called laser powder bed fusion.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that 32,721 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were registered in September.

3D printing specialist EOS is running a free short webinar covering ways to access UK government support for additive manufacturing (AM) projects.

3D printing company America Makes has postponed its in-person Members Meeting and Exchange (MMX) event.

ASTM says that its November and December Committee Week meetings planned to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, will now be online.

Metal reclamation company 6K Additive has launched a range of refractory metal powders for 3D printing.

Hard materials specialist Hyperion Materials has acquired GLE Precision, a Michigan-based manufacturer of high-precision small parts.

The EPMA has set the date for a two-day metal injection molding (MIM) conference located at the headquarters of Arburg GmbH in Loßburg, Germany.

Metallurgy company SSI Sintered Specialties has reportedly acquired two metal binder jetting machines from 3D printing specialist ExOne.

3D-printed cheap and portable ventilators to combat Covid-19

UK factories made 81,266 engines last month, a decline of 23.6% companied to August 2020, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is running two autumn courses covering powder coating and liquid coating.

Members of the SAM project, which focuses on 3D printing skills, have set the date for a free webinar covering the AM requirements of different sectors.

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