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Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing 2.0 Released

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the publication of their Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0). The roadmap is the work product of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC), a group chartered to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing (AM) standards and specifications. Some 320 individuals from 175 public- and private-sector organizations supported the document’s development. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) provided major funding for the initiative.

Metal AM Used on BattleBots

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is being used on the television series BattleBots, a show where engineers from around the world build robots for combat tournaments. Team Sawblaze, a team of MIT engineering students and graduates, uses metal AM to efficiently create components for their battle-winning robot. The 2018 BattleBot season only allowed for a month of build time for their robots, which is what caused Jamison Go, team captain and primary driver, to push for metal AM. A CNC machining company...

Metal Injection Molding Conference Call for Presentations Announced

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2019, International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, to be held in the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, February 25–27, 2019. Authors have until September 28, 2018, to submit presentation abstracts on manufacturing innovations and material advancements. All abstracts accepted for presentation will require a PowerPoint submission prior to the conference.

San Antonio Riverwalk Hosts PM Industry

The North American powder metallurgy (PM) industry headed to Texas earlier this week to stroll the famous San Antonio Riverwalk during POWDERMET2018 and AMPM2018. These co-located conferences brought together 872 delegates from 25 countries for four days of the latest research and development in powder metallurgy, particulate materials, and metal additive manufacturing, as well as annual industry awards presentations and networking.

Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award Announced

The MPIF Awards Committee announced a 2018 Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award during POWDERMET2018, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, in San Antonio, Texas, June 17–20. The award recognizes individuals who have actively served the North American PM industry for at least 25 years and, in the minds of their peers, deserve special recognition.