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Alcoa to Supply 3D-Printed Metal Parts for Airbus Aircraft

Press Release - Alcoa


Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has entered into an agreement with Airbus to supply 3D-printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components for Airbus commercial aircraft. Alcoa expects to deliver the first additive manufactured parts to Airbus in mid-2016. “We are proud to partner with Airbus to help pave the way to the future of aerospace development and manufacturing,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. Full Article

NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Steel to GM



PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 21, 2016—NanoSteel®, a leader in nanostructured steel materials, today announced the delivery of its first advanced high strength steel (AHSS) to General Motors for initial testing. Designed to provide automakers with a new standard in material performance, the sheet steel is poised to accelerate vehicle lightweighting initiatives focused on affordably meeting rising global fuel-economy regulations. Full Article

For Honda, NSX Is More Than Image

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Honda Motor Co. is using the new NSX super car to experiment with manufacturing Full Article

SGS Tool Company Acquired by Kyocera of Kyoto, Japan

Press Release - SGS Tool Company


SGS Tool Company of Munroe Falls, OH USA a leading international manufacturer of solid carbide and stainless steel cutting tools today reported that SGS Tool Company had been acquired by Kyocera Corporation of Kyoto, Japan, a leading producer of advanced ceramics. SGS Tool Company and its subsidiaries will be owned by Kyocera Corporation. SGS headquarters will remain in Munroe Falls with manufacturing located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio & Columbia City, Indiana as well as the UK. Full Article

LIFT Project Focuses on Lithium

LIFT press release


Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (Detroit), part of the NNMI network, announced a partnership focused on aluminum lithium alloys. Full Article

Fiber Lasers Continue to Gain Market Share in Material Processing Applications

Bill Shiner, Vice President Industrial Lasers, IPG Photonics


The first kilowatt-class fiber laser for material processing was introduced by IPG Photonics in early 2002. Since that time, the adoption of fiber lasers for production applications has grown at a rapid rate. Today, fiber lasers are becoming the choice for most major production laser applications as well as converting traditional welding and cutting processes to fiber laser technologies. This is best evidenced by the double-digit year-over-year growth that IPG has experienced over the past several years. Full Article

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