September’s top metal powder news stories

Renishaw’s 3D printed track bike, project calls from America Makes and MPIF’s 2023 technical papers award were the most-read news stories on the Metal Powder Report website in September.

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1. 3D printed track bike

Renishaw is working with British Cycling to develop a new version of the Hope-Lotus track bike. The company has used additive manufacturing (AM) in prototype testing and to produce 3D printed metal components for the final bike. he bike will be ridden at 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.


2. America Makes announces US$12 mn project calls

America Makes has announced two new open project calls totalling almost US$12 mn, reportedly the organization’s biggest ever funding opportunity.

The first project call is entitled Powder Alloy Development for Additive Manufacturing (PADAM) and aims to “accelerate the maturation of [additive manufacturing] AM high-temperature metals to demonstrate measurable improvement in application-specific performance criteria”.

The second, entitled Proliferation of AM Material Datasets, offers US$5.75 mn in funding to increase AM material datasets.


3. MPIF’s 2023 technical papers award

The MPIF has named the recipients of its 2023 outstanding technical papers award.