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Rusal claims its new AM aluminum alloy powders are both sustainable and high-performance.

New Aluminum Powder for 3D Printing

January 14, 2021
Rusal America releases new line of aluminum alloy powders for Additive Manufacturing.
By Rusal America Press Release
A rendering of the new research and development center Kyocera is building at its Kokubu campus in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan. (Provided by Kyocera Corp.)

Kyocera to Build New R&D Center

December 21, 2020
Kyocera Corp. said it will begin construction of a new research and development center in January 2021 at its Kokubu campus in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan.
By Kyocera Corp. Press Release
Companies are Building a Future in Florida

Companies are Building a Future in Florida

December 1, 2020
Thanks in part to its pro-business policies, strong workforce, and trade infrastructure, Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing.
By Enterprise Florida Sponsored Content
Breakthrough Water-Soluble 3D Printing Material  Introduced

Breakthrough Water-Soluble 3D Printing Material Introduced

November 3, 2020
Infinite Material Solutions LLC announced the launch of a water-soluble 3D printing support material called AquaSys® 180.
By Infinite Materials Solutions Press Release
Manufacturing Loses 12,000 Jobs, Paced by Motor Vehicles

AISI Official Discusses Vehicle Lightweighting

October 6, 2020
John Catterall, vice president, automotive program for the American Iron and Steel Institute, discusses vehicle lightweighting trends in an interview with SME Media.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Building a Future in Florida

Building a Future in Florida

September 22, 2020
Florida's advanced manufacturing industries are diverse and include sectors producing intermediate and finished products ranging from plastics and micro-electronics to tortillas and motor vehicles.
By Enterprise Florida Sponsored Content
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Expert Opinions

  • Adam Estelle
    Expert Opinion

    Shops Continue to Rethink Brass and HSM

    August 14, 2019
    The Copper Development Association (CDA) is eager to help shops discover and tap into the high-speed machining advantages of brass. The substantial benefits of doing so have an increasing number of shops rethinking their part materials and, when possible, converting those parts to brass.
    By Adam Estelle - Director, Rod & Bar Council, Copper Development Association
  • James M. Clinton
    Materials

    The Key Role of Force Measurement in Composites

    June 1, 2018
    Composite materials have clear benefits for manufactured parts in aerospace, medical, automotive applications and many other industries. Ensuring the highest part accuracy is critical. Force measurement and material testing are essential processes for product designers and manufacturers to gain insightful data to create high-quality composite components.
    By James M. Clinton, L.S. Starrett Co.
  • Ilene Wolf
    Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Metal AM Class is in Session at Morf3D

    April 4, 2018
    In the near absence of academic programs to teach undergraduate engineering students additive manufacturing, a California-based startup has stepped in to help fill the void through internships.
    By Ilene Wolff - Contributing Editor, SME Media

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