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In 2018, Volkswagen Group selected the HP Metal Jet as the foundation for its strategy to industrialise Additive Manufacturing as part of a multi-year design and production roadmap. Working with HP Inc. and GKN Powder Metallurgy, it has now reached a key milestone in the first stage on its route to functional production.

Industrial finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International Ltd, headquartered in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK, has launched a new ‘Powder Flush’ system designed specifically to flush residual powder from medical implant trabecular structures, once additively manufactured.

BASF New Business GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German chemical company BASF, and Japanese ceramics manufacturer NGK INSULATORS, LTD. are expanding their cooperation.

In the third quarter of 2019, EU demand for passenger cars running on diesel continued its downward trend to reach a market share of 29.1%. By contrast, registrations of petrol cars further increased, now accounting for 59.5% of the EU market.

Leading metal powder and parts manufacturer GKN Powder Metallurgy has acquired specialist polymer 3D printing service provider FORECAST 3D.

Materalia has launched a series of workshops to raise academics’ and companies’ awareness on setting up European projects.

As Additive Manufacturing is gaining momentum, it is of paramount importance for operators to comply not only with materials and hardware standards but also with facility safety.

The market for additively manufactured (AM) components with new metals increase each year. VBN Components in Sweden develops the most wear-resistant metals on the market. These will now be machined and analysed in project MacAM.

Alfa Romeo Racing, operated by Sauber Motorsport AG in Hinwil, Switzerland, has announced a partnership with Quintus Technologies, Vasteras, Sweden-based provider of hot isostatic pressing (HIP) systems.

Industrial heating technology brand Kanthal has launched an additive manufacturing service that will produce heating elements and components.

Additive manufacturing will be helping Team GB reach for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Toolcraft, Georgensgmünd, Germany, has invested in three metal Additive Manufacturing systems from Trumpf, Ditzingen, Germany, to expand its AM capabilities.

Dean Howard, PMT, president, North American Höganäs Co., a subsidiary of Höganäs AB, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania, has been elected the 30th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), succeeding John F. Sweet, PMT, FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Höganäs says that its new atomizing plant, which will produce high-purity metal powders for 3D printing, has received building approval by the local council.

About 150 people participated in the grand opening of Sandvik’s highly automated titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden, last week – including customers and other key stakeholders.

The FADZ Research and Application Centre for Digital Future Technologies, based in Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts plans to open a new €8.4 million facility focusing on additive manufacturing (AM).

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) today announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2019. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $41.2 million, or $0.85 earnings per diluted share.

BASF Group sales in the third quarter of 2019 declined slightly year on year and amounted to €15.2 billion. This was mainly attributable to lower prices in the Materials and Chemicals segments.

In September 2019, EU commercial vehicle registrations dropped for the first time this year (-10.0%), bringing an end to eight months of consecutive growth.

In September 2019, EU demand for new passenger cars increased by 14.5% to reach 1.2 million units registered in total.

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