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Volume 1, No. 8, October/November 1972

Headlines:

Metal Powders, Inc. Halts Operations
Bound Brook Opens New Plant 
Screw Machine Industry Cries P/M Blues 
Hoeganaes To Sell S·K·C Brazing Alloy 
Cincinnati Introduces 800-Ton P/M Hot Forming Press 
Dry Lubricating Process For P/M Parts Developed 
Pentronix Offers New Compacting Press 
Cabot Acquires Fansteel Patents 
Sylvania Develops New Line Of P/M Superalloys 
APMI/ MPIF NEWS
New Design Data and Materials Included in Revised P/M Material Standard 
Papers Invited for Particle Technology Conference 
1973 P/M Part-of-the-Year Competition Opened 
Hot Forming Short Course A Success 
Exhibit At P/M 
October Journal Contains Important Articles 
Two Stereo's Awarded in APMI Campaign 
APMI New Member Incentive Campaign Rules and Regulations 
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
P/M Part of the Month No. 40 

2021 APMI Fellow Award Announced

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 2021 Fellow Award recipient will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2021, during the Opening General Session on Monday, June 21, in Orlando. The 2021 recipient is Cynthia Freeby, Regional Sales Manager, Ametek Specialty Metal Products.   

3D Systems Taking Part in Two Projects for CCDC Army Research Laboratory

3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, is involved in two projects for the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory. The first is the creation of the world’s largest powder-metal 3D printer. The other focuses on topical optimization of additive manufacturing to improve the Army's 3D-printed products.

Kansas Convergence Sciences Awardee Researchers Target AM Waste

A team of interdisciplinary researchers, the Smart Fusion Material Research Cluster, at Wichita State University, Witchita, Kansas, is working to create sustainable Additive Manufacturing practices that reduce waste.
The project is one of the awardees of Wichita State University’s Convergence Sciences Initiative, an effort to bring the strengths of both faculty and students from a range of disciplines together, giving them support to develop research programs which drive the diversity and growth of the Kansas economy, while addressing global challenges. Winners of the Convergence Sciences awards will be given $300,000 over three years.
 

University of Wolverhampton Researchers Additively Manufacture COVID-19 Resistant Metal


The COVID-19 resistant material is made from copper, silver and tungsten and was produced using Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing (Courtesy the University of Wolverhampton)

The University of Wolverhampton’s Additive Manufacturing Functional Materials (AMFM) research group, Wolverhampton, UK, has developed an antiviral material made from copper, silver and tungsten which can be additively manufactured and reportedly kills the coronavirus (COVID-19).

AMFM explains that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for materials and surfaces that can kill or suppress the virus to help reduce airborne and surface-based transmission. With expertise in additively manufacturing antimicrobial biomaterials, the research group refocused their efforts to investigate antiviral materials that could combat COVID-19.

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