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April 17, 2019

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How a Smash-Proof 3D Printed Guitar Was Made, Then Validated in Concert
Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades. With that in mind, Sweden-based Sandvik, a global engineering group, recognized an opportunity to showcase its metal-cutting, materials technology and metal 3D printing expertise, by producing a 3D-printed guitar able to withstand a beating by a rock star. See for yourself.

Lincoln Electric Acquisition to Advance Company’s New Metal AM Business
Lincoln Electric, a Cleveland, OH-based provider of welding products and systems, has acquired Baker Industries, a Detroit, MI-based provider of tooling, parts and fixtures for the automotive and aerospace markets. The acquisition complements Lincoln Electric’s automation portfolio and its new metal additive manufacturing service business, set to launch in mid-2019.

High-Performance Vacuum Debind and Sintering Furnaces
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of high performance vacuum debind and sintering furnaces for the 3D Additive Manufacturing furnace market, as well as units for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding. Available with either metal or graphite hot zones, these units can process all of the most common metals including Fe-Ni, 316-L, 17-4PH, and Inconel powders and feedstocks as well as a variety of other materials including titanium, tungsten carbide, tool steels, and superalloys. The new Sintervac AM™ operates at pressures of 0-15 torr as well as positive pressures of argon, nitrogen, or forming gas for increased flexibility of processing binder-jetted parts, while the Workhorse AM™ is used for the heat treat, annealing, and tempering of laser-sintered parts. For more information, contact the sales department at 603-595-7233, sales@centorr.com or www.centorr.com.

AM Prototype Cuts Weight and Lead Time on Large Rocket Part
When the Vulcan Centaur rocket from United Launch Alliance lifts off in 2021, with it will be the fruits of GE Additive’s Project A.T.L.A.S. (Additive Technology Large Area System).

 XJet Part Holds Promise for Future Electronics Applications
XJet officials revealed at last month’s AMUG 2019 in Chicago that the company’s Nanoparticle Jetting technology was used to print a ceramic-metal part—a zirconium-stainless 316L test disc. While potential electronic applications abound, R&D must first address challenges.

Industrial 3D Printing for Dummies
On the hunt for more 3D printing information? Check out “Industrial 3D Printing for Dummies.” It’s filled with facts, figures and recommendations that will help you improve product development with additive manufacturing. Request your free dummies book now!

Automotive Poised to Spur 3D Printing Growth
new report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, shows that the market for automotive 3D printing, propelled by government and industry initiatives, could surpass $8 billion by 2024.

Siemens and EDAG Step Up Cooperation
Two Germany-based companies, Siemens and the EDAG Group, announced that they have extended their collaboration to promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing and to make engineering and production processes more efficient.

AMPM 2019
Learn the Latest Metal AM R&D at AMPM2019
Discover the latest metal additive manufacturing (AM) R&D at AMPM2019: the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy conference in Phoenix, June 23–26, 2019. Explore the metal powder industry for three days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and over 100 metal AM and powder metallurgy equipment, powder, and processing suppliers.

Plan Now
May 20-23, RAPID + TCT 2019, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. Make plans now to witness some of the year’s biggest product announcements, discover the latest applications, and hear from industry experts on where the industry is headed.

June 12-13, Mexico Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference, Safi Valle Hotel, Monterrey, Mexico. The North American market for 3D printing is exploding, and—according to Allied Market Research—Mexico is expected to be the continent’s fastest growing adopter of 3D printing technology, with a compound annual growth rate of 27.3 percent from through 2022. Conference attendees will interact with industry experts and learn about 3D printing equipment and materials, and production applications in aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries.

June 23-26, AMPM 2019: the Additive Manufacturing Powder Metallurgy conference, Sheraton Grand, Phoenix, AZ.  Plan Now for AMPM. Three days of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technical sessions; 100-plus equipment, powder and processing exhibitors; countless networking opportunities; and a half-day metal AM tutorial on uses, processes, properties, applications and costs, await you. Visit AMPM2019.org for details and to register.

Learn From the Aerospace and Defense Experts at AeroDef 2019
April 29 – May 2, 2019 | Long Beach, CA
Up your manufacturing intelligence quotient at AeroDef Manufacturing, the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry’s premier conference and exposition.

Industry News
Today’s News
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquires 3D Material Technologies
HP Announces Wide Availability of Metal-Part-Printing Service

Attend EASTEC 2019, May 14-16 – Register for Free Today!
EASTEC is the largest Northeast manufacturing technology event. This is the place for New England manufacturers to investigate and learn about the latest advanced manufacturing equipment, including 3D printing. Engage first-hand with more than 700 world-class companies to explore 3D printing technologies. Register today and attend EASTEC, May 14-16, 2019.

Winter 2019
In This Issue
Best of Both Worlds
Industrial-filter manufacturer solves multiple challenges by blending additive and conventional manufacturing.

Digital Factories Coming Soon
Going digital doesn’t have to be complicated.

Coming in the Spring 2019 Issue
RAPID + TCT PreviewGet the lowdown on this major North American 3D printing event, May 20-23 in Detroit, MI, and see what new technology will be on display.

AMUG Wrapup—AMUG’s stellar conference package combined with education-based exhibits delivers a heap of must know AM info...find out what the editors of 3D Metal Printing saw and heard.

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Industry-Related Terms: Center, Forming, Lead Time, Prototype, Tempering
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