Community events & happenings, Jan. 31 | The Verde Independent

Internationally renowned inspirational speaker Craig MacFarlane will tell his story at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Mingus Union High School auditorium, 1801 E. Fir St. in Cottonwood. Often referred to as the world’s most celebrated totally blind athlete, MacFarlane has won more than 100 gold medals, multiple national championships in two countries, and has even performed as a professional athlete, the only totally blind person to ever achieve such success. More amazing, MacFarlane has built a remarkable family life and impressive business career on what most consider an enviable scale. He took the lessons he learned from his experience and applied them in the most dramatic ways. This special event is being sponsored by the Cottonwood offices of Edward Jones Investments. RSVP required as limited seats are available. Call 928-634-8686. For more information about MacFarlane, visit cmpride.com. CLARKDALE — Wayne Ranney, noted geologist and authority on Antarctica, will launch the 2020 Religion and Science Lecture series from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 330 Scenic Drive in Clarkdale. Everyone is invited to attend this free lecture....

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The “3D Printing Metals Market by Form, Type, End-Use Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The 3D printing metals market is projected to grow from USD 590.4 million in 2018 to USD 2.089.7 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 28.8% from 2018 to 2023. Increasing use of 3D metal printing as a mainstream production process in industries such as aerospace & defense and medical & dental is driving the growth of 3D printing metals marketThe 3D printing metals market has been segmented by type into titanium, nickel, stainless steel, aluminum, and others. Titanium offers excellent corrosion resistance and high strength required for heavy engineering applications. It is commonly used for the manufacturing of engine parts and airframes in the aerospace & defense industry. Titanium alloys are mainly used in the aerospace industry owing to their light weight and excellent heat resistance. Being a biocompatible material, titanium is also widely used in medical implants. Stainless steel is another preferred material for metal 3D printing in the end-user industries. It is biocompatible and offers...