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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.

Canada Makes Teams Up for Space-Bound Part

Canada Makes, FusiA, and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), all located in Canada, have partnered to build metal additive manufactured (AM) components to be launched into space as part of a satellite later this year. The parts are spacecraft interface brackets for an antenna and are in the process of being optimized for a flight project. The funding, design, and build of the metal component is a team effort: Canada Makes provided funding through its Metal Additive Demonstration Program supported by NRC-IRAP, MDA designed the component, and FusiA built it.

Bellagio Las Vegas Hosting POWDERMET2017 & AMPM2017

The luxurious Bellagio hotel on the Las Vegas strip, headquarters hotel for POWDERMET2017 & AMPM2017, has opened its doors to the powder metallurgy (PM) industry by providing a newly reduced room rate of $159/night + $25 resort fee and taxes. POWDERMET2017, the largest North American powder metallurgy (PM) and particulate materials conference, features the most robust technical program yet with over 200 worldwide PM industry experts presenting on the latest in PM, particulate materials, and metal additive manufacturing. Meanwhile, the co-located Additive Manufacturing with Powder