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Optomec acquires Huffman for its metal 3D printing systems for jet engine repair

December 28, 2018

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has acquired Huffman, the established leader in supplying 3D metal printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets.

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Buehler introduces programmable AutoMet grinder-polishers with intuitive touch screen

December 28, 2018

Buehler, an ITW company, Lake Bluff, Ill., introduces the AutoMet family, semi-automatic grinder-polishers with advanced programming features such as method storage and z-axis material removal to ensure consistent results regardless of operator.

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Ford’s $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Center has 23 additive manufacturing machines

December 14, 2018

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., announces that it has opened an Advanced Manufacturing Center dedicated to developing advanced technologies for improving the company’s approach to building cars and trucks.

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GE Additive company to offer aluminum alloy F357 powder for aerospace and automotive

December 12, 2018

AP&C, a GE Additive company located in Saint-Eustache, Canada, announces that it will begin production of aluminum alloy F357 powder to meet increased demand from aerospace and automotive sectors in Q1 2019.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy and EOS partner to advance metal additive manufacturing

December 09, 2018

GKN Powder Metallurgy, DuBois, Pa., has formed a strategic partnership with EOS GmbH, Germany, with the goal of designing a new, high-productivity process for laser-based metal additive manufacturing to reduce production time by 70% and overall cost by up to 50%.

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Oerlikon Balzers receives Airbus Qualified Supplier status for its Balinit WC/C coating

December 09, 2018

Oerlikon Balzers, Switzerland, announces that it has received Qualified Supplier status from Airbus for its two customer centers in Great Britain and France for copper-alloy substrate coatings using Balinit C, a tungsten carbide/carbon coating.

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Powder coating conveyor oven preheats and coats steel couplings for oil and gas equipment

December 09, 2018

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has delivered a natural-gas-fired conveyor oven to a supplier of the oil and gas industry for the preheating and powder coating of steel couplings.

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PG Technologies relocates headquarters to Mississippi, adds employees

December 09, 2018

PG Technologies LLC, a Praxair Surface Technologies and GE Aviation joint venture, will soon exceed initial workforce projections in Ellisville, Mississippi, the city to which it recently moved its headquarters from Indianapolis.

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Spray Tips: Torch Manipulation Variables

December 09, 2018

Thermal spraying is a line-of-sight process; therefore, the substrate coating area should preferably be normal (at 90 degrees) to the spray stream.

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Sandvik installs Renishaw laser 3D printers and collaborates on process development

November 28, 2018

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, Sweden, announces that it has installed several new Renishaw RenAM 500Q quad laser printing machines, and is also initiating further collaboration with Renishaw in areas such as materials development, AM process technologies, and post-processing.

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