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Metal industry news, April 2012

Kennametal has reported a net income of US$75.5 million, up 16%, in the third quarter (Q3) ended 31. March 2012, benefiting from increased sales and the De

Siemens Industry is buying furnace company FCE LLC headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA, for an undisclosed sum.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) will supply GE Aviation with its nickel-based Rene 65 Alloy under a long-term sourcing agreement.

Höganäs has reported a 2% decline in its income after tax to SEK203 million in the first quarter (Q1) 2012, being hit by a 3% fall in sales volumes and cur

MPIF is offering its basic powder metallurgy (PM) short course on 23-25 July 2012 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Federal-Mogul Corporation has seen a 37% decline in its first quarter (Q1) net income to US$32 million as investment in technology development and sales gr

North American Tungsten Ltd says it has produced 72,000 metric tonne units (mtu) of tungsten in the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, bringing first half produc

The International Titanium Association (ITA), says it will sponsor its Fundamentals of Titanium workshops in Rosemont, IL; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA and H

SMS Meer, which produces machinery and plants for steel, copper and aluminium forming, has opened a subsidiary in Japan.

Hitachi Ltd has developed a 11 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor together with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co Ltd without using rare-earth met

GKN has recorded a 17% increase in its first quarter (Q1) sales to to £1742 million, bringing pre-tax profit to £125m, also up 17%, as the company benefits

There is a resurgence in the global powder metallurgy industry with Asia rising as the leading manufacturing region region, according to the report Powder

Precious metals and technology group Heraeus's Dental business has bought Biomain AB to strengthen its presence in the northern European dental CAD/CAM mar

Hunter Chemical LLC has hired Michael Aragon as its new Quality Manager to assure that all manufacturing and service related processes are properly followe

ARC Wireless Solutions Inc is acquiring Advanced Forming Technology Inc (AFT) and Quadrant Metals Technologies LLC in a move to become a “diversified manuf

EMC Metals Corp is terminating the sales agency agreement with Laurentian Bank Securities for its Springer tungsten mine and mineral processing complex in

At the end of March, Sandvik Mining signed three major materials handling contracts in Latin America and Australia totalling SEK1.6 billion.

Abakan Inc's 71% controlled subsidiary, MesoCoat, has secured a supply contract for its PComP nanocomposite coating materials from a large industrial pump

Bodycote plc has acquired the heat treatment business of Curtiss-Wright Corp for US$52 million.

The EPMA has announced that the Euro PM2012 Exhibition, held in parallel to the Euro PM Congress, is now sold out of exhibition space.

China will define future molybdenum market trends and price dynamics, according to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) has opened a new European service and distribution facility in Ugine, France, to serve European titanium markets.

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