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Carpenter Technology and BMT Aerospace Combine Expertise in Redesign and Production of Additively Manufactured Aerospace Component

LE BOURGET, France, June 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE:CRS) and Belgium-based BMT Aerospace today announced their cooperation in the development of an additively manufactured (AM) aerospace pinion, using Carpenter Technology’s Custom 465® Stainless.AM image

BMT Aerospace and its subsidiary BMT Additive initiated the project by partnering with Carpenter Technology to produce a redesigned pinion. The redesign project was initiated to enable the benefits of additive manufacturing using high quality, printable material that would attain the high-performance expectations for the application. “BMT Aerospace strongly believes in the disruptive potential of additive manufacturing and its possibilities in aerospace,” explained Ewald Goossens, Business Unit Manager of BMT Additive. “As a small player in the market, we strongly believe in cooperation opportunities like these, where each partner can rely and build on a project, starting from its own expertise. Our specific knowledge in design and manufacturing in aerospace, and our abilities in custom design for metal additive manufacturing, are a perfect match with Carpenter Technology’s knowledge of high quality and innovative products.”

The cooperation between the two companies resulted in an optimized and simplified manufacturing process for the aerospace part via AM and introduces the opportunity to expand AM part production further across multiple applications. Parts were printed by Carpenter Technology’s business unit Carpenter Additive, using their high-strength, Custom 465® Stainless. Design, validation and post-processing for the redesigned pinion was done by BMT Aerospace. Both companies present the redesigned and printed pinion at their respective booths in Le Bourget, France.

“Collaborations like the one with BMT Aerospace demonstrate how partnerships across raw material, production, validation and design can rapidly bring to commercial reality new parts with next step performance potential,” said Marshall Akins, Carpenter’s Vice President, Aerospace Markets. “Carpenter Additive’s suite of capabilities presents powerful tools to accelerate our customer’s additive aspirations.”

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Carpenter Technology Corporation is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter Technology has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter Additive, a business unit of Carpenter Technology, provides a complete “end-to-end” additive manufacturing solution to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production. More information about Carpenter Technology can be found at www.carpentertechnology.com or www.carpenteradditive.com.

BMT Aerospace International, part of BMT Group, is an international market-leading provider of high technology aerospace gears and components, with production facilities in Romania, Belgium and the United States. The group designs, manufactures and markets gears, mechanical components, sub-assemblies and gearboxes for the principal EOMs in the worldwide aerospace and defense business.

With BMT Additive, its subsidiary focused on additive manufacturing, it provides metal printing capabilities and supports industrial partners in engineering and radically optimizing existing designs to make full use of the flexibility of the 3D printing process through tailored DfAM (design for additive manufacturing).

More info on www.bmtaerospace.com and www.bmtadditive.com

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Philips Research wins Dutch Hendrik Lorentz Award for its pioneering use of data science and artificial intelligence in healthcare

June 14, 2019

Philips’ AI-powered adaptive intelligence solutions help people to live healthy lifestyles, improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance the patient and staff experience

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that its global research organization was awarded the Hendrik Lorentz Award for its pioneering role in the digital transformation of healthcare by applying data science and artificial intelligence (AI). The award, which is part of the Dutch Data Science Awards, was presented to Philips’ Chief Technology Officer and head of Research, Henk van Houten, at a ceremony in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

From building intelligent and personalized consumer solutions that are tailored and adaptive to people’s unique needs to creating  an ecosystem of AI assets aimed at augmenting clinicians in their daily work, Philips is applying AI to help consumers adopt healthy lifestyles and support health systems improve outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance patient care and staff experience.

“We believe that AI is offering unprecedented opportunities to transform healthcare delivery around the world and we are highly motivated to deliver the needed change through innovation, co-created with our clinical and academic partners,” said Henk van Houten. “The biggest challenge is combining AI and other technologies with a deep understanding of the context in which they are used, which is why Philips puts people – patients, clinicians and individual citizens – at the center of healthcare transformation and innovation.”

Philips ranks among the top three companies in the world in terms of AI-related patent applications in healthcare. Practical examples of AI-driven innovations developed by Philips that the jury took into account when deciding on the winner include a machine learning based system called OncoSignal that measures signaling pathway activity in individual tumor samples to diagnose different cancer types and predict targeted therapy response; the company’s SmartSleep DeepSleep Headband, which applies deep learning to classifying sleep staging based on EEG data and providing auditory stimulation to the wearer to prolong deep sleep so that they get more rest. Philips’ Intellivue Guardian patient monitoring/early-warning scoring system, its CareSage predictive analytics for elderly care, and its IntelliSpace Precision Medicine Oncology clinical decision support (CDS) software were also cited in the award nomination.

“Today’s award is not just an acknowledgement of the innovation power of Philips, it’s a recognition of all the hard work and effort that has been put in over the years by the hospitals, doctors, clinicians, patient advocates, universities, and consumer groups that collaborate with us to improve people’s lives,” Henk van Houten added. “Without them, it would simply not have been possible.”

Founded in 1914, Philips Research is one of the largest private research organizations in the world, employing approximately 1,200 professionals and 50 nationalities. It has a global presence with sites in Europe, North America, China and India.

The Hendrik Lorentz award
The Hendrik Lorentz award is the ‘best industry application’ award in the Dutch Data Science Awards. The awards are a joint initiative between the Royal Dutch Association for Science (KHMW – Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Big Data Alliance (BDA), aimed at putting exceptional innovative entrepreneurship and scientific research in the field of data science in the spotlight. They are supported by the University of Amsterdam, AIMMS, Lubbers De Jong, Oracle, Elsevier and ORTEC.

A challenging career at Philips
Philips is looking for the most dedicated, passionate and skilled data scientists and software developers eager to touch the lives of billions of people around the world by addressing challenging, unmet needs in healthcare by means of innovative methods in data analytics.
Find out more: www.philips.com/softwaredevelopment

For further information, please contact:

Joost Maltha
Philips Group Press Office
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About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


Orang Asli do not reject modernisation, asking for clean water

GUA MUSANG, The Orang Asli Batek community in Kampung Kuala Koh here may still practise a primitive way of life, but they do not reject modernisation and are in fact hoping for basic amenities like treated water supply.

The villagers claim that the water tank and pump for treated water which were built two years ago were damaged and not maintained.

They now have to depend on water supply from rivers, hill catchment areas and streams from nearby oil palm plantations.

According to resident Aziz Aril Majid, in his 40s, the poor water quality had caused the local people to suffer stomach pains.

The river and hill water is still safe, but water from the plantations may contain pesticides and fertilisers.

“We hope the people in power (Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) come here today, we need clean water, he told reporters at the Felda Aring 10 hall today.

It is understood that the facility was built under the Rural Transformation Programme in 2015 and completed in 2017, but malfunctioned after only a few months.

Earlier today, Dr Wan Azizah visited the area and attended a closed-door briefing at the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) operation centre at the same hall.

Dr Wan Azizah who is also the Women, Family and Community Development Minister also presented mineral water, food and health kits to the residents.

Another resident, Anit Seman, 37, said the existing infrastructure was incomplete, as there was no electricity supply.

He said the residents would rather live in bamboo houses or basic tents than in darkness and suffer the heat due to the lack of electricity supply.

We are Orang Asli, we live in the jungles, but if people give us rooms (houses), we will move in, but it is difficult without electricity, Anit said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Idea of appointing Melaka native as next governor has not been discussed – Adly

MELAKA, Matters relating to the idea of having a Melaka native individual to be appointed as the next Yang Dipertua Negeri (Governor) of the state have yet to be discussed, according to Chief Minister Adly Zahari.

In fact, he said the state government had not discussed either to propose for the extension of the current Governor Tun Dr Khalil Yaakob’s tenure which will expire next year, or a new candidate to replace him.

The matters have never been discussed. There is no need for that at the moment,” he told a press conference after attending the leader-meets-people programme at Seri Bendahara in Ayer Keroh here today.

He said this when asked about former Batu Berendam MP and also the son of former deputy prime minister, the late Tun Abdul Ghaffar Baba, Datuk Mohd Tamrin’s proposal for the next Governor of Melaka to be selected from among Melaka native individuals.

The chief minister was also asked about the fact that no Melaka native individual has ever been appointed as the head of state since the country gained independence in 1957.

We are aware of Datuk Mohd Tamrin’s proposal, but at the state level, we have not discussed such a proposal because there is no need for us to do so at this moment.

Although we know the current (Governor’s) tenure will expire next year, I don’t think we really need to discuss on the matter now, he said.

He said the criteria for the appointment to the post, however, would be reviewed to ascertain that the candidate has the necessary qualifications and background to hold the post.

When asked whether being a Melaka native individual will be included as one of the criteria, Adly said: I’m not sure. There is no confirmation on that.

On May 27, 2016, Khalil was sworn in as Melaka Governor for the fourth term (four-year term each).

Khalil, from Kuantan, Pahang, was sworn in on June 4, 2004, to replace Tun Syed Ahmad Shahabudin as Melaka Governor. Khalil’s wife, Toh Puan Zurina Kassim, is from Duyong, Melaka.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Bone fragments found near Gua Kandu not of missing gut 2019 participant

IPOH, Human bone fragments found near Gua Kandu, Gopeng in April do not belong to missing Gopeng Ultra Trail (GUT) 2019 participant Mohammad Ashraf Hassan.

Perak police chief Datuk Razarudin Husain said DNA analysis by the Chemistry Department found no match with his mother Siti Maznah Khamis and elder brother Mohammad Azlan.

He said DNA of the bones, that were found along Jalan Sungai Itek-Kampung Jahang near the cave on April 20, was also not found in the department’s database.

“Based on the DNA analysis, it can be confirmed that the bones are not that of Mohammad Ashraf. They are those of an unknown person,” he said in a statement here today.

According to Razarudin, analysis of soil samples on the fragments and of that of the ground there also found the results to be different which confirmed that the fragments did not originate from that location.

Mohammad Ashraf, 29, nicknamed Acap, from Muar, Johor, went missing when participating in GUT 2019 on March 23. An extensive search operation was mounted to find him but there was no success.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Gov’t turns down call to withdraw sugar import permits for Sarawak firms

KUCHING, The government will not re-consider its decision to grant sugar import permits to Sarawak food and beverage (F and B) manufacturers, said Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen.

On the contrary, he said, a little competition in the sugar industry would do more good than harm to the country, the business sector and the consumers at large.

It is the general policy of the Pakatan Harapan government to encourage more competition, reduce costs of doing business and enhance efficiency in all sectors.

In this globalised market, no country can afford to have protectionist policy go on forever. Such protectionism will surely breed inefficiency for which the general public will be forced to bear the unnecessary costs, he said in a statement here today.

He was responding to a statement issued by MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd and Central Sugar Refinery Sdn Bhd yesterday that said approval of the import permits for eight Sarawak F and B manufacturers was made without fully understanding the circumstances of the industry.

Chong, however, said these two sugar refiners had enjoyed monopolistic control over the sale and supply of sugar in Malaysia’s domestic market.

With the new policy to allow the F and B manufacturers in Sarawak to directly import sugar from foreign sugar refiners, it would provide substantial savings for these manufacturers and reduce their business costs, he said.

According to him, the international raw sugar price has fallen by more than 35 per cent from US$0.45 per kg in February 2017 to less than US$0.30 per kg in February 2018 until now.

In its annual report, MSM indicated that raw sugar constituted 88 per cent of its production costs for refined sugar.

Yet, despite the huge fall in its production costs for more than one year, the proportionate benefits of the reduced price were not passed on to the F and B manufacturers, especially for the F and B manufacturers in Sarawak who have no bargaining power vis-A-vis the two sugar refineries due to the former’s relatively small volume of purchases, he said.

Chong appealed to the two refiners to improve the efficiency of their sugar refinery business and to offer cheaper and fairer sugar prices to other businesses and F and B manufacturers in Malaysia.

As for their proposal to close down some of their loss-making factories, he said the ministry might be able to assist in finding some investors to take over the factories and facilitate the application for a new sugar refinery licence from the relevant authorities.

He said this would also increase the number of refineries in the country and thereby increase the competition for the benefit of the other related business sectors and consumers at large.

Another reason provided by the refiners is they have the obligation to hold stocks for food security reason and that it costs them RM7 million to RM20 million annually to hold stocks.

He said Malaysia’s local sugar consumption was 1.5 million tonnes per year, which meant that jointly, the two refiners’ annual revenue from the sale of sugar was more than RM3 billion.

RM7 million to RM20 million is less than one per cent of that revenue. Surely it does not justify the extra RM1,000 profit per tonne (compared with) the reasonable price of RM1,700 per tonne, he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Remains of Orang Asli woman to be sent for second post-mortem – Police

GUA MUSANG, The remains of an Orang Asli woman from the Batek tribe, Puja Joh will be sent for a second post-mortem after the first revealed that she had died of pneumonia, said Kelantan Police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan.

He said the police were working to bring out the remains of the woman, who was in her 20s.

“Puja’s grave has been discovered on a tree platform,” he told reporters at Dewan Felda Aring 10 here today.

Puja is the second victim who was previously confirmed to have died of pneumonia on June 6.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail visited the area and being briefed about the situation at the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) operation centre at the same hall.

Also present were Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P Waytha Moorthy and Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

Commenting on the development of Ops Batek, which enters its third day today, Hasanuddin said the search and recovery team had identified the location of the graves of the last four victims.

He said two graves were found across a river while two others were deep in the forests.

Hasanuddin said the police were also willing to extend the operation period if there was a possibility that the number of deaths was more than 12.

The latest statistics showed that 103 Orang Asli have received treatment for the disease as at June 13, with 56 receiving outpatient treatment, 42 warded in normal wards, and five in the intensive care units of Gua Musang Hospital, Kuala Krai Hospital and Raja Perempuan Zainab II (HRPZII) Hospital in Kota Bharu.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)