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Powder applications news, February 2017

The EPMA has begun a European-wide mapping exercise of EPMA Member powder metallurgy research and development centers.

Siemens begins tooling education initiative

Siemens has launched a tooling workforce development program called the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program (LEAP).

The European Powder Metal Association (EPMA) will be exhibiting at DEVELOP3D LIVE 2017.

LPW Technology Ltd has added a new case study to its collection of technical materials.

Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (RAM3D) in New Zealand has installed several AM250 metal AM systems in its new facility in the city of Tauranga.

Carpenter Technology is to buy substantially all of the assets and business of Puris LLC, a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing (AM).

Arcam AB says that a new powder metal (PM) factory run its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, is progressing well on plan.

Desktop Metal has raised a total of US$97 million in equity funding since its founding in October 2015, led by by GV (formerly Google Ventures).

The National Science Foundation in the US has approved a grant program to support 40 students from US institutions to attend POWDERMET2017.

The MPIF reports that programs are new available for POWDERMET2017 and AMPM2017.

US-based alloy steel materials producer QuesTek Innovations LLC has won the US Small Business Administration (SBA) 2016 Tibbetts Award.

Arcam reports that its net sales increased by 12.5% in 2016 to SEK648.3 million, compared to SEK576.1 million in 2015.

Global aluminum and copper based powder producer Kymera plans to combine its brand names.

Global production of molybdenum increased to 132.0 million pounds in the third quarter of 2016.

Hardmetal specialist Kennametal reports Q2 sales of US$488 million, compared with US$524 million in the same quarter last year.

Sandvik has formed a new product area called additive manufacturing (AM) within its Sandvik Machining Solutions business area.

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd, which plans to produce graphite powder for powder metallurgy (PM), has appointed Sean Whiteford to its board of directors.

Automotive giant Audi AG and 3D printing pioneer EOS plan to build a 3D printing center.

Katharine Morgan has been appointed president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations.

The MPIF has selected industry veteran James P Adams to succeed C James Trombino as executive director/CEO.

PM association APMI International has announced the recipients of its 2017 Fellow Award.

European PM organization the EPMA reports that it will be running four extra events in 2017.

3D printing company Concept Laser reports an 88% increase in sales in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015.

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