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Global aircraft deliveries have seen a strong start to the year, with 183 aircraft delivered to date. This is the highest amount since 2015.

Please find attached the Conclusions adopted today by the European Council.

In February 2019, the EU market for commercial vehicles continued to grow (+4.7%). Registrations increased from 173,492 to 181,636 units, with growth being sustained across all commercial vehicle segments.

France’s Safran Group, one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, has announced that it will open a €68 million additive manufacturing campus in Bordeaux, France.

Stratasys has established two new locations in the UK, as it looks to ensure the successful adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in one of the world’s leading regions.

Cranfield University in Bedford, UK, has just received official approval to launch a new Master’s Degree in Metal Additive Manufacturing.

TAV Vacuum Furnaces SpA, Caravaggio, Italy, has produced a customised vacuum furnace for a research centre in the nuclear field. This furnace model TAV TH 35-40-35 is said to represent the most innovative solution for advanced ceramics and metallic parts produced by Additive Manufacturing.

Hardmetals tooling specialist Sandvik has reported revenues of SEK 100,072 million, compared to SEK 90,827 million for the 2017 financial year.

In February 2019, the EU passenger car market contracted by 1.0% compared to one year ago, despite some major EU markets showing a slight recovery.

Please find attached the latest documents from Industry4Europe.

Please find attached the paper that has been put together by CLEPA to provide an overview on the legislation on CO2 standards, relative to the recently adopted post 2020 targets. The paper summarises the main legal parameters and outlines potential implications for businesses.

Abtex Corp., the world’s only manufacturer of customized, integrated machine/brush deburring solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced that John De Leon has joined the company as Business Development Manager. 

Renishaw plc, Gloucestershire, UK, has produced a titanium port by metal Additive Manufacturing for use in a ground-breaking clinical trial.

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden, the "Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing" (ICAM) was inaugurated on March 7, 2019.

Norsk Titanium and SAE have partnered to develop aerospace materials specifications, including the first standards for direct energy deposition additive manufacturing.

Hardmetals company the Ceratizit Group says that it has acquired 50% of shares in Stadler Metalle GmbH & Co KG, a company which specialises in trading and processing secondary raw materials with a strong focus on carbide.

GE Additive’s Concept Laser metal additive manufacturing technology has been leveraged in the development of a hybrid dental abutment to be launched by an oral implantologist at IDS next week.

Find attached the new Industry4Europe Joint Call for the Heads of State and Government.

A global Engineering Group, head-quartered in Europe, has signed a license agreement with Swedish VBN Components. The agreement implies an exclusive license within a specific niche of high-strength components, which is kept confidential for the time being.

Though not broadly adopted yet, 3D printed metal spinal implants have the potential to change the landscape for spine-related surgeries, as they can be customized to fit the patient’s anatomy perfectly—unlike more commonly used off-the-shelf implants.

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