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Advanced Materials Always on the Edge

Senior Editor Ellen Kehoe

11/19/2014

As materials discoveries have advanced, techniques have evolved “to accelerate the transition from materials processing in a laboratory environment to fabrication techniques in a full scale production environment” and to show how “the advent of new materials and advances in the design of mechanical and electrical components are inextricably linked.” The paper stating this describes a knowledge-based approach to hot isostatic pressing. Full Article

Ford Officially Launches Production of Aluminum F-150



Executive Editor James D. Sawyer

11/12/2014

When Brad Huff, Ford Dearborn (MI) Truck Plant manager, and Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director, National Ford Department, drove the ceremonial first 2015 Ford F-150 off the line on November 11 at the automaker’s historic Rouge complex, it marked the culmination of years of work to mass produce a pickup with an aluminum alloy body and bed. Full Article

Optomec Becomes Platinum Member of America Makes



Press Release - Optomec

11/12/2014

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, today announced it has become a Platinum level member of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). Full Article

Tech Front: New High-Hardness Metal-Matrix Material Developed for Additive Uses



Edited by Senior Editors Ellen Kehoe and Patrick Waurzyniak

11/1/2014

A new ferrous metal-matrix material developed by The NanoSteel Co. (Providence, RI) will soon offer manufacturers a new alternative for producing fully dense, high-hardness metal components with additive manufacturing techniques. Full Article

Change-up Pitch: From Metal to Plastic



Edited by Executive Editor James D. Sawyer with information provided by Kaysun Corp.

10/2/2014

Even though it’s been around since the 1950s, when engineering-grade resins were first introduced, many manufacturers  still are not familiar with the many benefits that metal-to-plastic conversion provides. As this process continues to evolve, especially with the rapid development of new advanced plastics that can outperform metal at lower cost, fewer injection molders are capable of providing the necessary engineering expertise to develop a product from metal into plastic. Full Article

Coldwater Machine Company Announces Solid State Joining Center



Press Release - Coldwater Machine Company

10/7/2014

Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced the establishment of its Solid State Joining Center, a business unit dedicated to the development of technologies that address the challenges of joining lightweight and dissimilar materials. Full Article

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