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PM design excellence award winners: special technologies

The MPIF has named the winners of its 2020 powder metallurgy design excellence awards in the special technologies market segment.

ATL Composites says that it is now a distributor for a range of hollow ceramic microspheres suitable for composites and fiber reinforced plastics.

The MPIF has announced the winners of its 2020 powder metallurgy design excellence awards competition in the automotive market segment.

Kyocera has extended two of its cutting tool ranges, with additional safety characteristics.

Bedford Reinforced Plastics has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) ladder which can be cut with standard carpentry tools.

Lehvoss and Forward Engineering North America (FENA), have partnered to develop additive manufacturing (AM) materials.

A UK consortium, including Northern Ireland based Creative Composites, has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

DSM plans to build what it says is the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced poly-mer (FRP) footbridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

QuesTek Innovations has launched a new stainless steel powder for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM).

Italian thermal spray coatings specialist Flame Spray SpA has acquired a new hot isostatic press (HIP) to form part of the AM process.

Sumitomo Bakelite reports that it will open a new manufacturing line for epoxy encapsulation composite materials for automotive applications.

BASF has introduced a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material in its Ultramid range that can be manufactured into semi-finished parts by extrusion.

Senvol says that its Senvol ML machine learning software is currently being used to help with a US Air Force program researching multi-laser AM.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that three of its polyamide (PA) materials now contain recycled glass fibers.

Bonding specialist Powdertech and bigHead Fasteners Ltd say that they are researching the bonding of metal fasteners to polypropylene (PP).

Kordsa has developed a range of thermoplastic prepreg products available in sheets form.

UK design engineering company Sharp & Tappin Technologies has developed a new range of composite routers aimed at R&D Labs and Test Centers.

Ceratizit has supplied a range of hardmetal tools to McLaren Racing to produce artificial ventilators for the UK’s NHS.

Metal powder producer Höganäs AB has developed a new powder mix.

Ireland-based Croom Precision Medical, which makes medical implants, has worked with 3D printing company Renishaw to make more complex parts.

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