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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


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.

3DEO Takes the Gold in 2020 LEAP Awards for Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing technology company 3DEO, Los Angeles, California, has won a Gold Medal in Additive Manufacturing from Design World’s Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Awards. More than a hundred entries were said to have been received for the annual competition, which showcases innovative and forward-thinking products serving the design engineering space.

Winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of fourteen engineering and academic professionals. On 3DEO’s winning technology, one of the judges commented, “To integrate the CNC milling into the process should really help 3D metal parts move from prototype to production.” The award recognized the company’s ability to scale metal AM to volumes which can compete with traditional manufacturing methods such as CNC machining and metal injection molding (MIM).


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