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Phygens Bell Receives Defense Alliance Award

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Defense Alliance, St. Paul, MN, comprising more than 700 corporate members in 27 states, has presented its Architect of Defense award to David C. Bell, president and CEO of Phygen Coatings and Sterilucent, Inc., Phygen provides PVD coatings, which the U.S. Army uses as a replacement solution for hard chrome and conventional plating processes; Sterilucent manufactures a hydrogen peroxide sterilizer. Learn more about The Defense Alliance at

Minneapolis Welcomes 3D Printing Service for Manufacturers

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Drill jigs, masking templates and inspection aids—those are just a few of the tools that the newly launched 3D Printing Ally, Minneapolis, MN, can engineer and fabricate for manufacturing companies. With an inhouse staff of designers and the use of fused deposition modeling technology, the company can manufacture tools from ABS-M30, polycarbonate or Ultem 9085. It also can design hybrid tooling to allow for aluminum or steel details. Build envelope: 16 by 14 by 16 in. Additional services include 3D modeling and scanning, and bead blasting;

Call for AbstractsGreat Designs in Steel 14

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute welcomes abstracts for technical presentations at the 13th annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar, slated for Wednesday, May 14, in Livonia, MI. GDIS brings together hundreds of automotive- and steel-industry professionals to witness more than 35 technical presentations and 25 displays. It is the primary annual forum where automotive and steel engineers can stay up to date on industry trends and technology developments.

Abstracts—200 to 300 words—should present new and significant facts, and include project/application results where applicable. They must also include a title, author name(s), mailing and e-mail address and phone number. Submit to Deanna Lorincz: Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014.


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