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Hybrid Manufacturing Machine Ready to Build

The Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine (LASIMM) project has announced a major milestone in its development. One of the world’s largest hybrid manufacturing machines, which features unique metal additive and subtractive capabilities, is now ready to build, and will be capable of 3D printing large pieces of metal and large parts and structures for construction.

APMI International Names 2019 Fellows

APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2019 Fellow Award recipients will receive elevation to Fellow status at POWDERMET2019: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials during the Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, June 25. The 2019 recipients are Joseph Tunick Strauss and John L. Johnson.

New Publication: A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing

A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing contains nine existing MPIF Standard Test Methods can be applicable for the characterization of powders used in metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, with an explanation of each standard. These standards, intended to present and clarify PM technology as an aid in conducting business, relate to those activities that concern designers, manufacturers, and users of metal AM parts.

Navajo Technical University to Build Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Navajo Technical University (NTU), Crownpoint, New Mexico, has announced their procurement of a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the NTU Center for Advanced Manufacturing, as well as the development of an associate of applied science degree and a four-year degree in mechanical engineering.

MIM2019 Keynote Speaker: Robert Dowding

On February 26, 2019, Robert Dowding, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, will open MIM2019: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, as the keynote speaker. MIM2019 is a global conference and tabletop exhibition that highlights advances in the powder injection molding (PIM) industry. The conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, February 25–27, 2019.
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