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GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to AM for the Automotive Sector

General Motors (GM), Detroit, Michigan has announced the opening of its Additive Industrialization Center (AIC), a new 1,400 m2 (15,000 ft2) facility dedicated to Additive Manufacturing for the automotive industry located at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan.

The AIC aims to validate AM technologies and applications, focusing on evolving AM machinery and equipment. GM Ventures and GM R&D are collaborative partners with the AIC, supporting an integrated, enterprising approach to adopting accelerated product development and tooling.
 

University of Waterloo and NRC Collaborate to Drive Adoption of Metal AM

Researchers at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Lab based at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are collaborating to help Canadian companies capitalize on metal Additive Manufacturing technologies. The partnership is anticipated to run for at least seven years.

“We want to create, in southwestern Ontario, a unique ecosystem to support metal Additive Manufacturing in terms of research and development and to translate competencies to industry partners,” stated Mihaela Vlasea, the associate director of MSAM and a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at Waterloo.
 

NIST Awards Nearly $4 Million in Grants to Advance Metal AM in US

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to accelerate the adoption of new measurement methods and standards in order to advance US competitiveness in metal Additive Manufacturing. 
NIST states that with these grants, it is addressing barriers to adoption of Additive Manufacturing, including surface finish and quality issues, dimensional accuracy, fabrication speed, material properties and computational requirements.
 

PM Flashback

Volume 13, No. 10, November-December 1984

Headlines:

Iron Powder Industry Astir in Canada
Merriman Separates from Litton
Maytag Moves P/M Operation
Colt Wins Patent Battle
Super Secret Massive Moly Billets
P/M Forging Developments
Cabot Licenses Injection Molding Process
Forecasting Service Bearish on Tungsten
National Carbide Die Broadens Tooling Capacity
New Consulting Company
Surface Area Analyzer 
High and Full Density Short Course 
Golden Gate Metals and Welding Conference 
Houston Materials Conference
 

America Makes Announces Awardees of Funding for Three Project Calls

America Makes, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, has announced the awardees of three project calls worth $2.23 million in total funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering OUSD(R&E).  

The projects, which were announced in July, aim to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing and address the needs of the supply chain as identified in the America Makes and Department of Defense (DoD) Roadmaps.
 

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