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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 

Regional Technical Program: Automation & Information Best Practices for Manufacturing Operations

Why is modernizing important beyond reducing risk of system failure? Why should you treat production environments differently? How can you automate performance reporting? Learn the answers during APMI International's upcoming Regional Technical Program on Automation & Information Best Practices for Manufacturing Operations on April 13 in St Marys, Pa.

This half-day program is open to all powder metallurgy (PM) industry professionals. The technical program includes:

New PM Video Series Launched

"Introducing Powder Metallurgy and the PM Industry," the first video in a series of four educational videos focused on PM, has been released by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The video is hosted by industry leader John Engquist, FAPMI, past president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT), and covers a brief history of PM, followed by a discussion on market segments, common applications, the technical advantages of using PM, and a brief overview of PM processes.

Advanced Lightweight AM Curriculum at Cincinnati State

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, have announced an initiative with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (CSTCC) to develop an open-source curriculum to provide both incumbent workers and new students with knowledge and hands-on training in advanced lightweight additive manufacturing.
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