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Chicken and Egg for Powdered Metal

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Forecast to grow more than 17X over the next ten years, is it the demand for nickel-based powders or their availability at volume that’s fueling penetration for additive manufacturing? Continue reading “Chicken and Egg for Powdered Metal” »

The Third Certainty: Safety Improvements of Passenger Aircrafts

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

(Source: Airbus, www.airbus.com)

Most people travel, occasionally or often, on a plane for business or pleasure. Airline safety continues to improve by leaps and bounds which is a good thing during this season of holiday travel.  Air travel is the safest mode of transportation in spite of the sensationalism by news media when a plane crashes.   Continue reading “The Third Certainty: Safety Improvements of Passenger Aircrafts” »

Innovation in Alloy AND Form

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Alcoa is helping Airbus take to the skies, transforming powdered titanium to aerospace parts using 3DP. Continue reading “Innovation in Alloy <i>AND</i> Form” »