Month: March 2020

Call for 3D printed hospital equipment

The European Commission (EC) and the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO) is calling on additive manufacturing (AM) companies to help produce equipment for hospitals following the coronavirus outbreak. In particular, there are severe shortages or limited access to critical medical equipment such as valves or ventilators, the association said. ‘I believe that the …

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Advanced Finishing Technologies Pilots Closed-Loop Vacuum Evaporation System

Advanced Finishing Technologies (AFT) in Corunna, Ontario, installed a custom-designed chrome reclamation system in October 2019 that has minimized its water and chemical consumption, and waste effluent. Andreas Dittman and Max Wiener with the custom-designed chrome reclamation system. It’s a closed-loop, vacuum evaporation system based on units already in use in Europe. “Where everything is a …

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MPIF cancels WorldPM2020

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has cancelled its co-located conferences WorldPM2020, AMPM2020, and Tungsten2020 that were scheduled to take place from 27 June –1 July 2020 in Montréal, Canada, due to the coronavirus epidemic. ‘After thoughtful deliberation, MPIF leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel,’ said James P Adams, CEO. ‘The conferences will …

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Cortec Cor-Pak 8-MUL Increases Packaging Corrosion Protection

Cortec Cor-Pak 8-MUL pouche Cortec’s Cor-Pak 1-MUL pouches are available in an 8-MUL format to provide corrosion protection for ferrous or nonferrous metals that are packaged or stored in up to 8 ft3 (0.23 m³) of enclosed space. According to the company, the 8-MUL is easy to insert manually or automatically into cardboard, plastic, metal or wood …

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Uyemura’s Galvanic Rhodium Alloy Improves Durability

Uyemura’s Rhoduna-Alloy 1 is the first galvanic rhodium alloy, formulated from rhodium and ruthenium. It saves 25% when compared to pure rhodium, the company says. Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm. Platinum-ruthenium 75/25 alloys are an alternative to palladium, while rhodium-platinum 50/50 alloys are suitable for jewelry and decorative pieces. For HF …

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Thermal spray standard aims to prevent corrosion

The ASTM has proposed an international standard aimed at helping industries obtain properly coated thermal spray aluminum coated carbon steel pipe in order to mitigate corrosion under insulation. ASTM’s steel, stainless steel, and related alloys committee is developing the proposed standard which was originally created by a project team within the Materials Technology Institute (MTI).  …

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EPMA launches 2020 PM component awards

EPMA has launched its EPMA 2020 Powder Metallurgy Component Awards, open to anyone who makes components made by powder metal (PM) processes. The 2020 award competition will consist of the following component categories: Additive manufacturing Hot isostatic pressing Metal injection molding PM structural (including hard materials and diamond tools parts) The judges will evaluate the …

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Titan’s Hydraulic Airless Sprayer Designed for Durability

  Titan Elite 3000 in use Titan’s  Elite 3000 electric-sealed, hydraulic airless paint sprayer is a one-gun sprayer designed to deliver a consistent finish with easy operation. According to the company, it is outfitted with PermaStroke Technology, so there is no piston, packings or clutch to wear or replace. It is said to be a durable …

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