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Kennametal Wins R&D 100 Award

Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been named a winner of the R&D 100 Award for its innovative additive manufactured (AM) machining tool for large engine and transmission housings in transportation, including electric vehicles, made with its new technology.

Students Use Metal 3D Printing to Establish New Standards in Rocket Design

These parts and build plate are fresh out of a Velo3D Sapphire XC AM system. The components of the Reaper Turbopump fit on one 600 mm build plate of the XC system with room to spare. Such large format printers improve the manufacturing time and economics of 3D metal printing. Image courtesy of Velo3D

The aerospace industry continues to push metal additive manufacturing (AM) to convert innovative, physics-based designs into higher-performing components that are more dependable, affordable, scalable, and producible using the agile manufacturing technique. AM is not only in demand in the aircraft industry – it is a necessity. Two undergraduate students from Colorado University (CU) Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences program have worked with industry experts to develop a cost-effective and reliable rocket turbopump concept.

America Makes Announces Two Project Calls Worth Nearly $12M in Funding

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes have announced two new open project calls funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office (OSD (R&E)), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) worth a total of $11.75M. This is the largest funding opportunity launched by America Makes since its inception in 2012. Each project call has two areas of focus. One award is anticipated for each topic area with the maximum request for funding varying depending upon the topic being addressed.

2023 Outstanding Technical Papers Awarded

The MPIF Technical Board has critically evaluated and completed its review of the highly qualified manuscripts that were presented at the PowderMet2023 and AMPM2023 conferences in Las Vegas for the prestigious Outstanding Technical Paper Awards.

Another Basic PM Short Course Success!

MPIF recently completed its 59th annual Basic PM Short Course in State College, Pennsylvania, where over 60 attendees were provided an overview of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, covering a broad introduction to PM history, current practices, and a look at the future of the industry.