Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference Seeks Technical Papers

The program committee for the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2020) has issued a “Call for Papers & Posters” covering the latest developments in the fast-growing field of metal additive manufacturing (AM). The AMPM Conference has grown significantly since its debut in 2014 as the only conference focused on metal AM, and this year there will be an entire extra day of technical sessions. This is only the second time that the AMPM Conference will be held with the co-located World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials (WorldPM2020) will and the International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials. All three events will be held in Montréal, Canada, June 27–July 1, 2020, at the Montréal Convention Center.

Saddle up for POWDERMET2019 & AMPM2019

The powder metallurgy (PM) and metal additive manufacturing (AM) industries are gearing up for the biggest North American industry conferences of the year in just under a month. POWDERMET2019, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, and the co-located AMPM2019, the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference, will be in the heart of Phoenix June 23–26, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand. Saddle up and join the PM and AM industries for the most vibrant conference yet!

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.

Mass Manufacturing with HP’s Metal Jet

Earlier this week, tech giant HP, Inc., launched HP Metal Jet, their first metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine for the mass manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. Volkswagen will be among the first companies to receive functional metal parts for the automotive industry. HP claims the machine is up to 50 times more productive than other binder jet and selective laser melting AM methods.