The EPMA (European Powder Metallurgy Association) has launched a new group focusing on additive manufacturing within the European powder metallurgy industry. The group has been created to assist and support the future use of additive manufacturing (AM) with metal powders in a new and growing industry sector, as many of its leading companies are based in Europe.
Shropshire-based Proto Labs Ltd has received the 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. This is the second time the company has been recognised since its founding in 2005; the first was in 2010.
FBFX Ltd makes props and costumes for the film industry and now has its own 3D printing facility in house, which was critical in designing complex components for the space helmet used by leading actress Noomi Rapace in recent Hollywood blockbuster, Prometheus.
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp) has announced the funding of six new feasibility studies.
Thermal processing and surface engineering specialist, Wallwork Heat Treatment, has commissioned a new 800 Kilo capacity furnace for the processing of aluminium and magnesium products.
Concept Laser’s Mlab cusing is now using additive manufacturing to produce titanium components.
Leading Formula 1 and motorsport supplier Formaplex has taken on the challenge of machining the chassis of the record attempting Bloodhound SSC.
School children will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience of 3D printing at the TCT Sow + Personalize, which takes place 25 and 26 September at the NEC, Birmingham.
Joining Technologies Inc., an innovator in industrial laser applications, has obtained certification to the ISO 13485 standard for the manufacture of medical devices.
German additive manufacturing system specialist, EOS, has introduced a new system for 3D printing components by laser-sintering plastic powder. Called Formiga P 110, the machine supersedes the P 100 model and introduces some innovations and improvements designed to enhance process stability and reproducibility.