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Kennametal launches Stellite powder for Additive Manufacturing

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Kennametal launches Stellite powder for Additive Manufacturing

Kennametal launches Stellite powder for Additive Manufacturing Kennametal has launched Stellite 21 AM powder for PBF-LB Additive Manufacturing (Courtesy Kennametal Inc) Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has launched Stellite 21 AM™ powder, reportedly the first Stellite™ powder qualified for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing, and the latest addition to Kennametal Additive Manufacturing’s portfolio of high-performance metal powders for AM. Kennametal Additive Manufacturing is the company’s AM and production business unit within its Infrastructure segment. The business drew on deep expertise in metal powder production for hard facing and thermal spray applications to develop its Stellite 21 AM...

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BMW Founds Robot & Software Company For Logistics Industry

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BMW Founds Robot & Software Company For Logistics Industry

BMW Founds Robot & Software Company For Logistics Industry Tesla isn’t the only robot and software champ in the auto industry. Well, I can’t personally evaluate that, but it is notable that BMW Group has just launched a new company that is fully focused on becoming “a leading supplier of autonomous robotics solutions in the logistics sector.” Tesla isn’t the only robot and software champ in the auto industry. Well, I can’t personally evaluate that, but note that BMW Group has just launched a new company that is fully focused on becoming “a leading supplier of autonomous robotics solutions in the...

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Rapid raises $12M for its manufacturing robotics

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Rapid raises $12M for its manufacturing robotics

Rapid raises $12M for its manufacturing robotics   Image Credits: Rapid Robotics Bay Area-based Rapid Robotics today announced a $12 million Series A. The new round, led by NEA, brings the company’s total funding up to $17.5 million. It joins a recently closed seed round, announced way back in November of last year. Existing investors Greycroft, Bee Partners and 468 Capital also took part in the round. We noted at that stage that COVID-19 had a sizable impact on robotics investment. At the very least, the pandemic has served to accelerate interest in automation, as many “non-essential” workers have been...

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Digital and modular: That the paint doesn't come off tomorrow

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Digital and modular: That the paint doesn't come off tomorrow

Digital and modular: That the paint doesn't come off tomorrow (PresseBox) ( Rheda-Wiedenbrück, 21-02-22 ) Future-proof coating systems are characterized by economic efficiency and a high degree of flexibility using intelligent control, and digitalized communication systems. The modular concept from Venjakob allows the individual machines to be equipped as needed and can be upgraded with additional functions at any time. Surface treatment in industrial furniture production is an important, and possibly even the most important part, within the entire production. A lot of money can be spent here and just as much can be saved. Expensive coatings, time-consuming machine cleaning,...

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Transport and handling systems have proven themselves in the production of lightweight panels

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Transport and handling systems have proven themselves in the production of lightweight panels

Transport and handling systems have proven themselves in the production of lightweight panels SYSTRAPLAN’S press feeding and discharging systems (PresseBox) ( Herford, 21-02-24 ) Herford (Germany), where SYSTRAPLAN GmbH & Co. KG has been developing and building individual material flow and storage technology for over 40 years. The proven systems and solutions from Herford are mostly used for handling in production, storage and order picking of flat materials, such as lightweight panels. Press feeding with the aid of belt trays and the associated discharge devices have been part of SYSTRAPLAN’s product range since it was founded. In 2000, SYSTRAPLAN received...

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