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Group14 Technologies, a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, announced the launch of its first commercial-scale 27,000-square foot U.S. manufacturing factory.

Group14 Technologies Announces U.S. Plant

April 19, 2021
Group14 Technologies, a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, announced the launch of its first commercial-scale 27,000-square foot U.S. manufacturing factory.
By Group14 Technologies Press Release
Rolls of sheet metal

Legal Insights for the Metals Industry

April 15, 2021
Two attorneys explain why a strong sales contract is a necessity in the metals industry.
By Steven N. Malitz Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
By Tim Tyler Assistant General Counsel, Wilton Brands LLC
Know Your Metals: Aluminum

Know Your Metals: Aluminum

March 31, 2021
Aluminum and its alloys are highly popular in the machining industry for many reasons. Did you know it is the most abundant metal on Earth?
By Practical Machinist Sponsored Content
Impossible Objects, Ricoh 3D to Produce Parts for European Customers

Impossible Objects, Ricoh 3D to Produce Parts for European Customers

March 30, 2021
A new partnership between Impossible Objects and Ricoh 3D will make strong and lightweight printed composite parts available to Ricoh 3D’s customers in Europe for the first time.
By Impossible Objects Press Release
Desktop Metal, Uniformity Labs Announce Breakthrough

Desktop Metal, Uniformity Labs Announce Breakthrough

March 11, 2021
Desktop Metal Inc. and Uniformity Labs, today announced a breakthrough powder that enables aluminum sintering for binder jetting AM technology.
By Desktop Metal Press Release
Novelis is offering a new ultra-high-strength aluminum for structural automotive use.

Novelis Debuts New Aluminum Solution Category for Automakers

February 25, 2021
Advanz 7UHS-s701 Provides High-Strength Product for Structural Applications
By Novelis Press Release
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  • Rolls of sheet metal
    Manufacturing Management

    Legal Insights for the Metals Industry

    April 15, 2021
    Two attorneys explain why a strong sales contract is a necessity in the metals industry.
    By Steven N. Malitz - Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Tim Tyler - Assistant General Counsel, Wilton Brands LLC
  • 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.

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