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Metal industry news, June 2012

Epson Atmix Corp has begun construction of its new plant for the manufacture of superfine alloy powder.

Molycorp’s acquisition of Canadian-based Neo Material Technologies Inc has officially closed.

Alloy specialist Haynes International has approved a US$61 million capital expenditure growth plan to expand capacity for the company's tubular and flat pr

China has released a white paper which sets out the government’s plans to improve the health and sustainability of the industry.

Powder metal technology is becoming increasingly of interest in the titanium industry, says the International Titanium Association (ITA).

Alan Lawley, professor emeritus, Drexel University, and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, has received the Kempton H Roll

Matthew Bulger, president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), reported that the North American powder metallurgy (PM) industry has built on t

APMI International has named Ian Donaldson, director, research & development North America and materials engineering, GKN Sinter Metals LLC, and Al Dornish

American National Carbide is to expand its raw materials manufacturing arm.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist EOS has signed a strategic development partnership with precious metals supplier Cookson Precious Metals (CPM) to jo

The SMS Group says that it attracted orders in the business year 2011 totalling €3.423 billion (2010: €2.931 billion) and reached sales of €3.070 billion (

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) reported net sales were US$276.7 million for Q1 of 2012 compared to US$252.0 million for Q1 of 2011.

Mahle plans to develop a 10,000 m2 shipping centre for its spare parts business in Russia and Belarus.

The SKF Group says that demand for its products and services in the second quarter will be slightly lower than in the corresponding quarter last year, due

Oerlikon Balzers, which currently operates 15 coating centres in North America, is expanding its Rock Hill, South Carolina operation.

SLM Solutions has founded a new office in Michigan, USA, following what it says is an increasing demand for technical consulting services and additive manu

Research and Markets’ "Global Powder Injection Moulding Market 2011-2015" says that the market will grow at a CAGR of 15.1% between 2011 and 2015.

The South African government has allocated R100 million over a three-year period to help develop a titanium industry in South Africa.

GlobalSpec, organisers of the Machine Tools & Metal Working online trade show, says that the event, which took place on 6 June, had more than 1,900 partici

Dr Hugo M Ortner PhD has received the 2012 HR "Russ" Ogden Award from ASTM International, which awards outstanding accomplishments in the science and techn

Emil Nilsson has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of Sandvik Group and member of group executive management.

Ten Grand Prizes and ten Awards of Distinction have been awarded to engineered PM parts at the 2012 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards which took p

The resurgence of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry in North America which began in 2010 has continued through 2011 and well into this year, says Matthew

Sandvik has officially opened the world’s largest dedicated mill for the advanced manufacturing of stainless steel and high nickel alloy tubes for use in n

A new report from Research and Markets analyses the global powder metallurgy industry from 2007 to 2012.

A new report foresees strong double-digit growth for additive manufacturing (AM) over the next few years.

Pferd, a manufacturer of tools for surface finishing and material cutting has appointed two further managing directors: Stefan Braun as managing director f

Harper International has been selected by Allomet Corporation for the design of a new continuous rotary furnace for the production of specialty composite m

Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) has announced that its thin titanium Precision Rolled Strip product has been selected by the sensors and integrated system

The MPIF says that registration is now open for its powder metallurgy (PM) basic short course.

RM Forum’s Sintering Forum focuses on selective laser melting of metal powders applied to rapid manufacturing, in particular in the aeronautics, medical an

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