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Hardmetals and ceramics news, September 2013

Sandvik has acquired a remaining 51% of shares in Precorp Inc, a manufacturer of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and carbide tools including drills, reamers,

Kennametal Inc is to acquire the tungsten materials business of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) for US$605 million.

Malvern Instruments has developed software updates and a new laser diffraction particle sizing system, the Mastersizer 3000E.

Kennametal has developed NOVO, a “Digital Intelligence” program which helps users plan processes more efficiently.

Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and Exote Ltd have developed a new hard metal which could be used to replace tungsten carbide (WC).

The deadline for papers and presentations for PM2014 has been extended to 20 September 2013.

Sandvik Coromant has launched a CoroDrill 870 exchangeable tip drill especially designed for stainless steel.

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