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One Month Until Pittsburgh!

The Powder Metallurgy industry will gather at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for PowderMet2024 & AMPM2024, June 16-19. The premier event of the Americas on powder metallurgy and metal additive manufacturing, the conferences will:

•    Announce the winners of the Design Excellence Competition
•    Offer knowledge transfer through technical sessions and Special Interest Programs
•    Showcase leading powder producers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers
•    Provide unprecedented networking opportunities
•    Introduce over 40 NSF and CPMT conference grant recipients 

Why the Pentagon’s Use of Additive Manufacturing is ‘Not Quite There Yet’

U.S. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro tours the Navy's Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence facility.

Recently on a table at Sea-Air-Space, the U.S. Navy’s largest annual trade show, were three metal parts. These were no ordinary metal widgets, but metal AM parts built with 3D printers and delivered in less than a year, ready to go on ships. Earlier in April, the Navy finished a 45-day review of its shipbuilding programs to assess delays caused by the COVID pandemic. It found many, including key vessels like aircraft carriers and submarines, were far behind schedule due to a lack of workers and a fragile supply chain.

Commercially Available Additive Manufactured Golf Irons

Metal additive manufactured clubs aren’t new, but until now they have been limited to protypes. The Cobra LIMIT 3D iron set represents a technology shift in iron construction by creating weight reduction that combines the look and feel of a blade-style club with the MOI of a larger clubface. The feel component is key. Through the AM process, the engineers are able to tune acoustics without internal polymers while also creating a stable head at impact.

Gorilla Gets Titanium Cast Thanks to GE Additive

Veterinarians and gorilla keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden outfitted Gladys, an 11-year old gorilla, with the world’s first 3D-printed titanium cast, made by GE Additive.

Gladys was pretty hard on her traditional cast, resulting in a more robust solution. “We’re hoping that this one will be more gorilla proof,” said Dr. Mike Wenninger, Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal health. It should be as it is made of the same titanium material that was used for the screws and plates that repaired her fractured arm.