FLSmidth awarded 2020 Horizon grant to enhance flotation expertise within mining

FLSmidth | August 19, 2020

In recent years, FLSmidth has participated in targeted collaborations with universities that have process knowledge and capability relevant to our business. Last year, we were approached to be the leading industrial partner in an application for EU funded research project with the aim of conducting research to advance our knowledge and understanding of flotation in mining while benchmarking various flotation technologies to each other. Flotation is extremely complex and requires a great deal of understanding in mechanical, process and metallurgical challenges. Since it is a key process area with impacts on upstream comminution and downstream dewatering, there is huge potential to save energy and resources through the innovations in refining flotation process technology.


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Desktop Metal Installations of Additive Manufacturing Systems for Metal Parts Now Surpass 1,100 Units Worldwide

Desktop Metal | December 07, 2022

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), a leader in mass production additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, today announced the company has installed more than 1,100 3D printing systems for metal components worldwide. More than 80% of installed systems worldwide are direct metal 3D printing systems. Among sand 3D printing systems, which are used for the final production of digital metal castings, more than half of the installed systems are now located at multi-system sites dedicated to high-throughput mass production applications. A significant number of metal binder jet systems are also being used to print technical ceramics, most often silicon carbide. “As the highest throughput process in 3D printing, binder jetting is the additive manufacturing technology that will truly take the industry into mass production at high volumes, Our 3D printing systems are already being used to manufacture powertrain components, automotive interiors, oil and gas, food processing equipment, hydraulics and some of the most advanced aerospace and nuclear parts.” -Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. Binder Jet is a Differentiated AM Solution Binder jet 3D printing is one of seven additive manufacturing processes recognized by ASTM. The process transforms virtually any powdered materials — metal, sand or ceramic — into functional precision parts and tools at high speeds. An industrial printhead selectively deposits a binder into a bed of powder particles creating a solid part one thin layer at a time, just like printing on sheets of paper. The technology is viewed as a desirable and sustainable production method, largely because of its high speed, low waste and cost, as well as material flexibility. Desktop Metal offers the world’s leading portfolio of binder jet 3D printing systems, backed by the most experienced binder jet team in the industry. In addition to Desktop Metal’s binder jet systems for production of metal and ceramics, the company’s ExOne brand offers world-leading sand binder jet systems for digital metal casting, and the company’s Forust brand offers turnkey binder jet printing of upcycled wood waste. The company’s portfolio offers the widest selection of mass production solutions for metal 3D printing: The Production System™ P-50 — the world’s fastest metal binder jet system, offering the lowest cost per part, featuring Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology. The X160Pro™ — the world’s largest binder jet system for the production of both metal and ceramics, featuring Triple Advanced Compaction Technology (ACT). The S-Max® Pro — the world’s best selling brand of sand binder jet 3D printing systems for sandcasting molds and cores for aluminum and ferrous metal castings. The S-Max® Flex — an affordable binder jet 3D printing system for digital sandcastings. The Production System™ P-1 — the world’s best selling platform for qualifying binder jet 3D printing for serial production. The InnoventX™ — the world’s best-selling metal binder jet system in academia. The Shop System™ — the world’s best-selling metal binder jet system. The Studio System™ — the best-selling Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) system with only two steps and the widest material selection offered in its category. An open house to showcase the performance capabilities of the Production System P-50 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Manufacturers interested in adopting the technology can sign up to attend at About Desktop Metal: Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies

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Allied Electronics & Automation Adds 12 New Suppliers to Better Serve Industrial and Commercial Customers

Allied Electronics & Automation | December 13, 2022

Allied Electronics & Automation, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, expanded its extensive portfolio of more than 3.5 million products from more than 650 trusted suppliers with the addition of more than 1,400 ready-to-ship solutions from 12 new suppliers to better serve its industrial and commercial customers. Allied expanded its connectivity portfolio with the addition of more than 300 ready-to-ship products from HUBER+SUHNER and Mencom Corporation. HUBER+SUHNER is a trusted global supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions for radio frequency, fiber optic, and low-frequency applications in the industrial, communications, and transportation markets. Newly stocked products include high-quality connectors, wire & cable, electronic components, and tools & hardware designed to deliver reliable performance and long lifetimes in even harsh environments. Mencom is a trusted supplier of high-quality, cost-effective, custom-made, and off-the-shelf electrical connectivity solutions engineered for industrial electronics applications and backed by 35 years of extensive design and development experience. Newly stocked products include wire & cable, connectors, and sensor junction blocks. Allied expanded its electronic components portfolio with new products from Siretta, a leading developer and supplier of IoT products and software solutions designed for industrial 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT, and LTE Cat M cellular applications. Newly stocked products include antennas, wire & cable, connectors, and signal analyzers engineered to support frequencies spanning 150MHz to 6GHz. Allied expanded its portfolio of PLCs & HMIs with the addition of KUNBUS, which develops innovative and economical industrial communication products designed to support the steady growth of fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet networks in the automation, process, and manufacturing industries. KUNBUS offers a single source for standardized fieldbus solutions, including Profibus, CANopen, and DeviceNet products; Industrial Ethernet solutions, including PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, SERCOS, and EtherCAT products; and development, manufacturing, and logistics services. Allied expanded its industrial controls and mechanical power transmission portfolios with the addition of precision bearings from Nachi America, Inc. Nachi bearings are developed using superior materials and precision cutting tools made in-house, backed by 100 years of design and manufacturing experience, and trusted in applications spanning industrial equipment to automobiles. They are also compact, durable, and precise and deliver high-speed, high-reliability performance. Allied expanded its portfolio of lighting & indication products for commercial and industrial applications with the addition of seven new Signify brands: Philips, Day-Brite CFI, Lightolier, Advance, Chloride, Hadco, and Stonco. Signify is a leading global supplier of lighting solutions, and Philips is one of its most recognizable brands. Philips has been one of the world's most trusted lighting brands since 1981 and is synonymous with innovative, high-quality, and reliable technology that improves people's lives. Allied currently offers more than 450 ready-to-ship Philips lighting solutions optimized for use in homes, commercial businesses, and industrial operations. Allied's new selection of Day-Brite CFI lighting products extends from standalone and connected high-performance recessed ceiling troffers to industrial-grade high-bay luminaries. 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Other newly stocked Signify products include Hadco landscape and outdoor lighting solutions for commercial and residential products and Stonco general-purpose outdoor luminaries, which are known for offering a broad selection of contractor-friendly, easy-install, energy-efficient, reliable, economical, and long-lasting solutions, including bollards, floodlights, and garage, canopy, site, area, special-purpose, wall-mount, and landscaping lighting. 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Allied Electronics & Automation, part of RS Group: Allied Electronics & Automation is a trading brand of RS Group plc, a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building, and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. RS Group plc stocks more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provides a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million industrial customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship nearly 60,000 parcels daily.

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Stafford Manufacturing Introduces New Rigid Shaft Coupling Website Configurator to Let Users Create Their Own Designs

Stafford Manufacturing | November 30, 2022

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LUXIT Group Acquires Tennessee Lighting Manufacturing Facility from Proper Group

LUXIT Group | December 14, 2022

Global automotive lighting supplier LUXIT Group (LUXIT), an affiliate of New Water Capital Partners I L.P. (New Water), has acquired a manufacturing facility in Pulaski, Tennessee, from Proper Group International, LLC. The Pulaski facility, which began operations in 2016, will further expand LUXIT's manufacturing presence in the United States. The 88,000-square-foot facility employs 140 people and is fully dedicated to lighting products and technologies. It will add multi-color injection molding, anti-fog and hard coating, as well as assembly capabilities in a strategic location close to many of LUXIT's customers. Proper Group's established position in complex tooling and manufacturing of sub-assemblies makes this acquisition an ideal complement for the LUXIT Group. With this acquisition, we are confirming our position as the North American leader for small lamp and auxiliary lighting, We are adding capacity to support our rapid growth. This strategic acquisition further adds to our vertical integration strategy and will also help us reach critical size with key customers, We are confident that we will be able to better serve our current customers as well as offer a logistics advantage to new customers that would not have been possible without this next step." -Stephane Vedie CEO, LUXIT Group. Michael Mualem, president of Proper Group Manufacturing, said, "The acquisition of the lighting business by LUXIT Group is a great fit and an exciting opportunity for the Pulaski team. As part of LUXIT Group, additional profitable growth opportunities will be generated based on the strong combined product knowledge and manufacturing technologies." About LUXIT Group: LUXIT Group ( is a global automotive lighting supplier. LUXIT's Tier 1 division is an established North American provider of small lamps and auxiliary lighting, bringing innovative solutions to OEM customers. Its Tier 2 division is a global supplier to lighting, headlamp and rear lamp Tier 1s. With its unique combination of processes and know-how, the Tier 2 offering includes complex die casting, thixomolding, plastic injection, metallization and electronics assembly.

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