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Metal industry news, May 2012

Renishaw has developed a laser melting additive-metal manufacturing process which can produce fully dense metal parts direct from 3D CAD data using a high

Nanotech specialist Powdermet, a member of the Abakan group of companies, has worked with the US Army and the National Science Foundation to develop the MC

Alcoa has built a greenfield aluminium lithium facility to create alloys for aerospace.

GTSO has identified two tungsten mining entities for potential acquisition, joint venture and partnership in the US and one in the Canada.

Magellan Aerospace Corp has been awarded a contract with The Boeing Company for the continuation of the production of complex, hardmetal structural assembl

Elsevier, Inc, publisher of Metal Powder Report, has named Reginald Tucker editor in chief of the magazine, effective 1 June. Tucker steps in for longtime

ASTM Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has issued a new brochure outlining its scope and activities, and inviting interested individ

GTSO Resources, a company which explores rare earth minerals and precious metals production around the world is currently in Vancouver, British Columbia, t

A report from GBI Research says that at the end of 2010, North American region contributed around 13.2 billion metric tons towards global iron ore reserves

Arkema increased its presence at American Coatings Show 2012, which took place in May in Indianapolis, USA, following its acquisition of the Cook Composit

The global market for aluminium is forecast to reach 71.2 million tons by the year 2018, says a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc (GIA).

The 2012 Shanghai PM Expo, which was sponsored by Höganäs, reflected the international nature of the industry, as well as the growing Chinese market share.

iTSCi, a joint industry programme of traceability and due diligence designed to address concerns over 'conflict minerals' from central Africa, has accepted

Dynamet Technology, Inc has received qualification approval from Boeing for the supply of Ti-6Al-4V alloy products for structural components on commercial

France's PLC Holding has acquired the American manufacturer of industrial ovens for the aerospace, automotive, composite and finishing industries, Wisconsi

Carpenter Technology Corporation saw a 15% increase in its net income to US$33 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2011/12, as net sales reached US$539.9m

Ceradyne saw a near wipe-out of its net income with a fall of 84% to US$3.8 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012 as the company was hit by a sharp dec

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