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Penn State DuBois Partners with Local High School

Penn State DuBois die setting instructor George Schneider, left, works with Saint Marys Area High School student Dakota Larkham to measure one of the parts produced during the high school die setter training program. 

A partnership between Penn State DuBois, the Saint Marys Area School District and Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania is helping build the workforce of tomorrow for the local metal manufacturing industry by helping students gain die-setting experience.

New MPIF Standard 35-SP Materials Standard Released

The 2024 edition of MPIF Standard 35-SP – Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts has been released. This Standard is a must-have document and provides the design and materials engineer with the latest engineering property data and information available to specify materials for structural parts made using the PM process.

Each user-friendly section of the Standard is clearly distinguished by easy-to-read data tables (Inch-Pound and SI units) and provides explanatory information for each material listed. 

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.