The Metal Powder Industries Federation has opened its 2005 international design competition, which recognizes achievements in the commercial production of powder metal components. Winners will be announced at the 2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, June 19-23, Montreal, Canada. Judging guidelines are based on the overall design, engineering properties of the material, and promotional value to the powder metal industry. Entries for the competition are due by April 1, 2005. For more info, visit www.mpif.org.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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