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Safran, Oerlikon, CNRS and the University of Limoges create a joint research lab and technology platform for surface treatment in southwest France

Safran, Oerlikon, CNRS and the University of Limoges create a joint research lab and technology platform for surface treatment in southwest France. 
(Photo Oerlikon)Stéphane Cueille, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, R&T and Innovation, Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon, Jean-Luc Moullet, Chief Technology Transfer Officer at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Alain Celerier, President of the University of Limoges, have signed a Letter of Intent announcing the creation in Limoges of a joint research laboratory, PROTHEIS, and a technology platform, SAFIR, two complementary organizations specialized in surface treatments for aerospace applications. The signing ceremony was attended by Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State reporting to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance, in charge of innovation, and Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwest France.

Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace join forces to offer aerospace customers additive manufacturing solutions

Bionically optimized bracket for possible space application, © Oerlikon AM. 
(Photo Oerlikon)Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace are partnering to accelerate the use of additive parts in the aerospace and defense industries. The partnership aims to bring efficiency and cost savings to the aerospace and defense market by providing end-to-end solutions to their customers.

Binder Jet Q&A with GE Additive’s Jake Brunsberg and Josh Mook

Left to Right: Jake Brunsberg, Binder Jet modality leader, GE Additive and Josh Mook, innovation leader, GE Additive. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR021)After announcing two agreements with Cummins Inc. and Wabtec Corporation, GE Additive’s Jake Brunsberg and Josh Mook share what we can expect from the Binder Jet team in the short to mid-term.

Perstorp to construct a new plant for Sodium Formate Deicer Pergrip

New capacity for Sodium Formate Deicer Pergrip™. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, has announced the construction of a new plant in the town of Perstorp, Sweden. This new plant boosts investment in the production of its low environmental impact runway deicer, Pergrip™.

SABIC thermoplastic materials at forefront of aircraft manufacturing

SABIC is featuring a thermoforming tool for an aircraft interior panel, printed on a Thermwood LSAM® machine using LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ AM EC004XXAR1 compound, a material based on ULTEM™ resin with 20 percent carbon fiber reinforcement.Airlines are seeking competitive advantages to be gained from the enhanced inflight experience - particularly in the form of increased cabin comfort - both in premium and economy classes. Additionally, airlines are looking to capitalize on product differentiation through strong branding and distinctive interior design. From an operational perspective, the ‘light weighting’ of aircraft components continues to be an important enabler in allowing airlines to minimize costs and reduce maintenance and refurbishment cycles, while maintaining the highest levels of safety excellence, design flexibility and improved passenger experience. Advanced thermoplastic composites are now an important solution for such applications.

SABIC launches advanced breakaway support filament aimed to improve productivity for part manufacturers

Automotive oil pump printed with SABIC’s ULTEM™ AM9085F filament and new AMS31F support filament. SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of AMS31F filament, the company’s breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling. The new filament maintains rigidity during printing and provides exceptional pliability during post processing to enable easier removal of scaffolding at room temperature, which can help reduce the time required to produce finished parts. The new AMS31F filament is for use with SABIC’s ULTEM AM9085F filament, a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI) material that provides high heat resistance and mechanical strength which are optimal properties for potential aerospace applications, as well as for automotive, oil and gas and tooling applications.

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