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New Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy

Sandia Laboratories' materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy which it says could be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. The alloy is reportedly 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy in the same class as diamond and sapphire.

Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Conference Call for Presentations

After four successful conferences held in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and China, the conference PMTi2019: Powder Metallurgy (PM) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) of Titanium is coming to the United States for the first time. Join global experts on PM and AM processing of titanium and alloys at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 24–27, 2019 for academic exchange and technology transfer. Abstract submissions for presentations are now open.

Largest Basic PM Short Course to Date

The annual Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course recently pressed out another batch of students. This year's course, which was held August 13–15, received excellent feedback from attendees, with over 98% stating that they would recommend the course to others. 

Improved Cleanliness and Safety of 3D Printed Parts

The National Research Council of Canada and AP&C, a GE Additive company, Canada, have developed a new way to test the quality of powders used in 3D printing, leading to stronger, cleaner, safer and more reliable 3D printed parts for aerospace and medical devices.

Nominations for MPIF Distinguished Service Award

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is seeking nominations for the MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award. Candidates must have been active in one or more segments of the North American PM industry for at least 25 years and be reasonably well known in the industry outside of his or her own company, institution, or region.

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