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Advanced Flaw Detection for Additive Manufacturing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, researchers have reportedly improved flaw detection in laser beam powder bed fusion (PBF-LB) metal parts through a method that combines post-production inspection of the manufactured part with data gathered from sensors during the build process.

Canada’s Largest Metal AM Facility Opens in Kitchener


Professor Ehsan Toyserkani, University of Waterloo at new Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.

What started as a small, hidden room on the University of Waterloo campus, has now moved into a 15,000-square-foot facility with $25 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment. The new facility will aim to serve as a hub for future metals research as well as be a central location for advanced AM printers and characterization devices.

JPMA Announces Design Winners

  

The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) has released the winners of the 2023 PM part design competition. The JPMA Awards started in 1979 with a purpose to increase exposure of the technology.

Categories of the JPMA Awards are as follows:

  • New Products (New Design/New Materials/Process Development)
  • New Powders
  • Equipment Development

Since 2003, the Grand Prix award has been given to an exceptional product. The Effort Prize has been awarded to products that did not fit into a specific category.

 

Metal Powder Industries Federation Elects New Officers

MPIF installed new presidents at the conclusion of the 2023 PM Management Summit and 79th Annual MPIF Business Meeting.

   
New MPIF President Michael Stucky. MPIF Executive Director/CEO James Adams presents the Crystal Award to Past President Rodney Brennen.

Michael Stucky, Business Unit Director, Norwood Medical, Bellbrook, Ohio, has been elected the 32nd president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation, succeeding Rodney Brennen, Metco Industries, Inc., St. Marys, Pennsylvania. His two-year term began at the conclusion of the Federation’s 79th annual MPIF Business Meeting, October 28–30, in Louisville, Kentucky.
 

This Moon Rover Wheel Could be 3D Printed on the Moon

Weight is everything. Every gram counts on launch day. But, what about reducing weight on launch day by additive manufacturing what you need on the Moon with its resources, such as lunar regolith? The lunar regolith is made up of rock chips, mineral fragments, impact and volcanic glasses, and agglutinates found on the Moon.

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