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Study: Women in Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Institute, Washington; Deloitte, New York; and APICS, Chicago; have released a study, "Women in Manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters." The joint study is the result of more than 600 survey responses from women professionals in manufacturing, along with nearly 20 manufacturing executive interviews. The insights point to how companies can effectively recruit, retain and advance talented women in manufacturing, and illustrates ways that women in manufacturing are making an impact in the industry through programs like STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead.

Basic PM Short Course Registration Opens

The powder metallurgy (PM) industry's longest running course, the Basic PM Short Course, is back this year to bring together employees seeking to enhance their depth of PM knowledge and advance their careers. Held at Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa., August 15–17, 2017, this is the ideal place to delve into PM and an excellent opportunity to ask industry experts questions on this innovative technology.

World's First FAA-Approved Titanium Metal AM Parts

Boeing, Chicago, Ill., recently announced that its 787 Dreamliners will soon be manufactured with the world's first FAA-approved titanium metal additive manufactured (AM) components with the help of Norsk Titanium AS, Norway.

MPIF Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Awards Committee has announced the recipients of the 2017 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award that 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.

Ford Tests 3D Printing for Auto Parts

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large-scale one-piece auto parts, like spoilers, could be made using metal additive manufacturing (AM) for prototyping and future production vehicles with a new AM system capable of printing automotive parts of practically any shape or length. The new system is housed at Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Mich.