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Metal industry news, February 2012

Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd's powder metal products manufacturing subsidiary Sintering Technologies Inc, has increased the production capacity of its valve tim

Metaldyne LLC has acquired a facility in Zbýšov, Czech Republic, to support growth in its forging and machining product lines.

Sandvik is selling its Sandvik Medical Solutions business, which includes contract manufacturing of medical implants and instruments for orthopaedic and de

Conventional and powder metal specialist Carpenter Technology Corporation is buying 50 acres of land including four buildings in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology has established a formal US subsidiary, Freeman Technology Inc.

ERAMET took a 40.5% hit in its net income for 2011, falling to €195 million, despite turnover remaining relatively flat at €3.6 billion.

Research and Markets has published a Global Ferro-Alloy Directory 2012 covering both producers and traders.

Böhler Edelstahl is expanding its metal powder capacity in a two-year investment project totalling €16 million.

Ceradyne saw a near tripling in its net income for 2011 with an increase of 186% to US$83.9 million as sales grew 42% to US$572m.

MAGNETICS 2012 taking place in Orlando, Florida, USA on 13-14 March, is offering a discounted rate to all MPIF members.

MPIF has published the 2012 Edition of the Standard Test Methods for Metal Powder and Powder Metallurgy Products.

PowderMet 2012, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 10-13 June, is now open for registrations.

The Chinese automotive industry has witnessed a huge development as consumers have more purchasing power, and road infrastructure has improved.

Polymer Technologies Inc. (PTI), which specialises in plastic and metal injection moulding, is acquiring the Wallington, NJ-based manufacturer and repair s

The recent closing of Global Advanced Metal's Wodgina, Australia, tantalum mine will not negatively affect KEMET Corporation's tantalum powder supply.

Höganäs says its net income fell 5% to SEK762 million in 2011 due to inventory adjustments.

ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has elected Anthony W. Thornton, Director of Product Integrity and Performance

Ferrous and non-ferrous metal powder provider Pometon Powder is opening a subsidiary in Pune, India, with the goal of establishing a permanent presence in

Seco Tools is introducing a new generation of turning products with carbide grades TK1001 and TK2001 for use in cast iron machining, hard and abrasive allo

The National Metals Technology Centre is organising a two-day workshop on Metals for Aerospace in Rotherham, UK, on 6-7 March.

ACuPowder International LLC is relocating its operations at Greenback, Tennesse, USA, to its facilities in Union, New Jersey.

LayerWise has produced a patient-specific titanium lower jaw implant reconstruction using 3D laser metal powder printing techniques.

KEMET Corporations is acquiring all outstanding shares in tantalum powder manufacturer Niotan Incorporated for an initial purchase price of US$30 million p

The Chinese powder metal industry is set to continue its growth, according to powder metallurgy consultancy MATE.

Kennametal has reported a 68% surge in net income to US$74.5 million in the second quarter, ended December 2011.

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