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GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network

GE Additive has launched a Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). The MPN aims to create an open, competitive marketplace that will accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing. The first three Manufacturing Partners (MPs) to join the network are Burloak Technologies, Carpenter Technology Corporation, and Proto Labs, Inc. MPs are additive production partners that will help customers make additive parts in volume.

Registration Opens for PM Sintering Seminar

Registration has opened for the Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar. Held only every two years, this two-day seminar is meant for industry professionals either new to sintering or with intermediate experience in the industry. The event will be held September 25–26, 2018, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania.

Topics covered will include information from basic theory and practices to troubleshooting and how to drive down the costs of sintering.

Beijing to Host Global PM Community for WorldPM2018

The 2018 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy, WorldPM2018, will be held September 16–20, 2018, in Beijing, China. WorldPM2018 is a powder metallurgy (PM) industry platform for enhancing industry growth through technology transfer. This is the first World Congress to be held in China.

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...