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Metal industry news, February 2010

Alpha Sintered Metals Inc, based in Ridgway, USA, has bought Maxtech Manufacturing Inc, based in Quebec, Canada.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association has announced its ‘Awards for Excellence in Powder Metallurgy’ competition for 2010, which this year will be spo

The Belgian materials group, Umicore, said its performance in the second half of 2009 improved substantially from the low levels seen in the first part of

Ford and General Motors, both heavy users of PM parts in both engines and transmissions, began the year well with double digit sales gains in January as th

US home toolmaker Black & Decker Corp, an early adopter of powder metal technology, announced fourth quarter earnings of $33.9 million, down from $43.7 mil

China is accelerating renewal of its steel making capacity at higher than planned rates.

Vale Inco says it is to restart production at its Voisey’s Bay, Labrador nickel mine and associated processing facility located in Newfoundland despite an

High-performance magnet producers in the US are calling on the government to unite federal agencies in tackling a perceived looming rare earth metals “supp

General Motors is to build its own electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Dynamet Technology, Inc, based in Burlington, USA has been awarded a Phase IIB grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop its t

Hart Metals Inc, based in Tamaqua, Pa, USA, has received US$1.6 million from the US Department of Defense (DOD) to develop new atomised high-performance ma

In its year end report, Höganäs reported a good fourth quarter and revealed its plans to invest in R&D.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has listed its first molybdenum brands for delivery following the plans for new contracts to trade the metal.

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Materials specialist Sandvik has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is developing a new approach for the selective laser melting (SLM) of copper materials.

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RJ Lee Group, an industrial forensics analytical laboratory, has established a lab at Penn State University.

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Italian metals and mining company Tenova plans to implement a project focusing on additive manufacturing (AM) in the Italian metal industry.

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