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Heraeus presents a world record additive manufactured gear wheel made of amorphous metals at in Chicago.

Mathias Hochstrasser (middle) assumed the position of Managing Director of Plansee Composite Materials in Lechbruck. The Swiss native has worked for the Plansee Group for 13 years.

Sandvik has completed its acquisition of Kunshan Ousike Precision Tools Co., Ltd (OSK), a supplier of solid carbide round tools based in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. OSK will be part of the Seco Tools division of Sandvik Machining Solutions.

On April 1, 2019, Dr. Thomas Weißgärber has taken over the provisional management of the Dresden branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM.

Researchers from NASA have developed and 3D printed a new copper-based alloy for use in rocket propulsion components.

AMable, an EU Horizon 2020 programme accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing, is offering approximately €300,000 in funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the 3D printing industry.

Siemens has strengthened its additive manufacturing partnership with EDAG Group, a German-based provider of automotive engineering services.

GKN Additive, a leader in the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market, and GKN Hoeganaes, a global leader in the production of high volume powders for powder metallurgy (PM) and specialized AM powders, have recently announced plans to merge their expertise into GKN Additive Materials.

PostNord AB, headquartered in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, a supplier of communication and logistics solutions in the Nordic region, has announced that it will further develop its partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy to make Additive Manufacturing “a more open and accessible market.”

Wohlers Report 2019, the 24th annual installment of the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing publication, says that the materials segment of the 3D printing industry saw record growth in 2018, with revenue from metals growing an estimated 41.9%, continuing a five-year streak of more than 40% growth each year.

AddLab, a 3D printing innovation center based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will reportedly be scaled up for series production.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that engine production in the UK decreased 7% in February, with 235,595 units built.

The European Policy Centre (EPC) uploaded on its website a short and supportive publication entitled Putting industrial policy at the top of the next Commission’s priority list.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association’s (EPMA) General Assembly took place, held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace Hotel, Brussels on 21 March.

EPMA Members qualify for a 10% reduction on course fees for the seminar taking place at LPW Technology, Cheshire, UK 2-3 July 2019.

The impact of vehicle technology trends like electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving has reached the traditionally very stable Automotive Aftermarket. Evidence of this, as well as the implications for business, were discussed in-depth during the 10th CLEPA Aftermarket Conference, held in Brussels.

Injection molding machine manufacturer Engel Austria and technology company Heraeus have reportedly joined forces to mass produce high tech components with amorphous metals. The components could be used for the automotive, aerospace, medical technology, industry, lifestyle and electronics sectors.

Digital Metal®’s unique binder jetting technology continues to generate great interest in the AM field. Cetim, the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, in France was one of the first customers to install a Digital Metal printer in its Saint-Étienne facility in 2017. Now Cetim in Cluses has started up another Digital Metal printer.

More than 300 participants gathered at the 10th edition of the CLEPA Aftermarket Conference in Brussels to discuss the latest trends and opportunities for the automotive aftermarket at a crucial time for industry.

Global aircraft deliveries have seen a strong start to the year, with 183 aircraft delivered to date. This is the highest amount since 2015.

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