An aluminum wine bottle was unveiled at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference. The KinsBrae PortaVino is a personal-size, resealable aluminum bottle designed specifically for wine. The lightweight, 250-ml bottle is inexpensive to ship and recyclable.
Did you know that more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel engines were manufactured in facilities across the United States in 2018, an increase of 13% over 2017, according to new data from the Diesel Technology Forum? In just the first quarter of 2019, this industry supported more than $ 4 trillion in U.S. economic activity.
Volkswagen’s plan for metal-jet production begins with customized and cosmetic parts. Later, VW will include structural parts produced on the HP Metal Jet into the next generation of vehicles. An increase in part size and technical requirements is targeted, with soccer-ball-sized production parts in runs of 50,000-100,000 parts per year as the goal.
CeramicSpeed, a Denmark company, and the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) collaborated to additively manufacture a lightweight, hollow titanium pulley wheel for a professional race-bike gearing system.
Optimizing the characteristics of AM powders is the subject of much research. Equispheres has announced the results of a research project, with McGill University, on its aluminum-alloy powders. University research has shown that the company’s powders are suitable for sintering with binder-jet 3D-printing technology.
Though aluminum 3D printing’s use in production has grown in recent years, low-strength AlSiMg still dominates the market. With the launch of 7A77 aluminum powder, California’s HRL Laboratories has created the strongest AM aluminum to date.
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL) has awarded $25 million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to continue developing and advancing a cold-spray 3D-printing technique. Applications include repairing vehicles and military equipment in the field.
Volume Graphics recently entered into a multiyear official supplier agreement with the Renault F1® Team to further develop their use of CT-scan nondestructive testing, including the inspection of additive components. The Volume Graphics software identifies the most important 3D-printing defects, no matter how complex the shape.
Richard Branson rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on October 28 as Virgin Galactic became the first commercial spaceflight company to list on the stock market. For $250,000, anyone can take a 90-minute flight into the upper reaches of the atmosphere where they will experience weightlessness and see the Earth’s curvature.
The March 2020 issue of Industrial Heating includes an editorial piece on "ExpaniteHard-Ti Questions and Answers". Other features include "An Overview of Nitriding - Technology and Tribological Benefits", "Producing Quality Metal Parts with Additive Manufacturing", and much more