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EROFIO Group 3D prints first part on GE Additive Concept Laser M Line

3D CAD drawing of the final geometry.EROFIO Group – an industrial molding sector company and long-standing user of GE Additive’s DMLM laser technology, was selected to test and put the GE Additive Concept Laser M Line through its paces ahead of its commercial readiness later this year.

Clariant & World Foundry Organization confirm on-going partnership to support sustainable future for global cast metal industry

Clariant & World Foundry Organization confirm on-going partnership to support sustainable future for global cast metal industry. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant has cemented its on-going collaboration with the World Foundry Organization to support the environmental efforts of metal foundries. As a Lifetime Legacy Sponsor for the seventh consecutive year, Clariant works with the WFO to drive knowledge to help reduce carbon emissions and meet the productivity challenges and sustainability expectations of customer industries.

VDM Metals adopts Henkel’s nitric acid-free pickling process

VDM Metals adopts Henkel’s nitric acid-free pickling process.
(Photo: VDM Metals, PR087)VDM Metals Group, a German manufacturer of nickel alloys and special stainless steels, has adopted Henkel´s next generation nitric acid (HNO3) free Bonderite C-CP (“Cleanox”) pickling process for dedicated wire products. The Bonderite C-CP product range answers market requirements within the metals industry to significantly increase the sustainability value of their production processes.

New Henkel solutions enable greater cost-efficiency and sustainability in aluminum anodizing

Even after 100 years of aluminum anodizing, Henkel’s most recent innovations for degreasing, etching and sealing demonstrate that there is still room for significant improvements in the productivity and sustainability of this electrochemical technology. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR080)Henkel’s pipeline of innovations for the aluminum industry does not stop short when it comes to anodizing, one of the most established technologies of aluminum processing. In complementing its latest developments for optimizing the conversion coating of aluminum products, the company also offers improved Bonderite technologies for the three key steps of degreasing, etching and hot or cold sealing in the aluminum anodizing process.

Oerlikon partners with United Launch Alliance to manufacture launch vehicle flight components

Oerlikon partners with United Launch Alliance to manufacture launch vehicle flight components.Oerlikon AM, the additive manufacturing unit of global technology powerhouse Oerlikon, announces it will provide metal additively manufactured qualification and flight components for United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket. ULA is the world's most experienced and reliable launch service provider, with more than 130 launches and 100 percent mission success.

Oerlikon AM and Siemens collaborate to digitize additive manufacturing

From left to right: Dr. Sven Hicken, Oerlikon, Head of Additive Manufacturing Business Unit & Dr. Karsten Heuser, Siemens, Vice President for Additive Manufacturing. Oerlikon AM, the additive manufacturing unit of technology group Oerlikon, and Siemens AG announce a strategic agreement in which Siemens will provide Oerlikon AM with digital enterprise solutions that will help Oerlikon accelerate the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

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