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PM Compaction/Tooling Seminar Concludes

 

It was another successful year for the PM Parts Compacting/Tooling Seminar. The seminar, held about every other year, dates to 1989 and continues to educate a variety of people throughout the industry, mainly catering to powder metallurgy parts and product fabricators.

PM Flashback

Volume 8, No. 7, September 1979

Headlines:

Dramatic Increase for Metal Powder Sales
Hoeganaes Converts to Landfill Methane Gas.
Domfer Begins Expansion Program
Pyron Sales Up
Glidden Metals to Build New Powder Plant 
Mannesmann Demag Relocates New York Office 
New Method for Removing Inclusions from Metal Powders 
Rapidly Solidified Metals Available as Powders 
Porous Materials, Inc., Develops Mercury Intrusion Porosimeters
M/P Services Expands Production Line 
Manufacturing Productivity Studied by Battelle's New Research Section 
APM Receives Vendor Award from Xerox 
Conaway Buys HIP Technology from Battelle
People In The News
 

Oxygen And Metal Powder Extracted from Moonrocks


Moon  ©NASA

British engineers who are perfecting a technique for transforming moondust into oxygen have made a breakthrough that could shape the future of space exploration. Using specially designed pilot reactors, engineers have successfully extracted air from simulated moonrock, leaving behind kilos of metal powder that could one day be used to build lunar habitats. This is the first time the by-product has been produced in these quantities.

 

ORNL and Partners Additively Manufacture Nuclear Reactor Components


ORNL channel fasteners for Framatome’s boiling water reactor fuel assembly (Courtesy Framatome/ORNL)

A collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and France’s Framatome, has produced four metal AM 316 stainless steel fuel assembly brackets.  The components are currently in operation at TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama.

 

GE Aviation Reaches Twin 100,000-unit Manufacturing Milestones

Two GE Aviation facilities producing advanced jet engine components recently passed major production milestones—one facility shipped the 100,000th CMC turbine shroud, the other the 100,000th metal AM fuel nozzle tip.


CMCs, jet engine additively manufactured fuel nozzle GE Aviation

 

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