One of the largest problems that manufacturing across the country faces is the shortage of skilled workers. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. It’s a way for students, teachers, and those seeking a new career to access local businesses and explore career opportunities while dispelling misconceptions about the industry. While MFG day is in October, you don’t need to wait to encourage others to join the industry.
A group of companies led by Aeromet International, UK, has been awarded funding from the UK’s National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) to further development of Aeromet’s proprietary A20X powder.
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) held their 10th Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) conference from March 27 to March 28, 2018, in Schaumburg, Illinois. This year’s successful conference focused on when, where, and how to use laser AM including design, materials, modelling, and manufacturing applications, and featured three keynote speakers:
The Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), UK, may have revolutionized titanium production by reducing the 40-stage process down to just two steps and potentially halving the production cost. Titanium is as strong as steel and half the weight—but around ten times the cost. It is notoriously difficult and expensive to make which limits its wider use.