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Metal industry news, July 2012

TAT Technologies has released details on the first sintering course the company plans to hold at its newly acquired a 5,000 ft building in St Mary’s, Penns

Umicore reports that its revenues grew by 8% in the first half of 2012.

Federal-Mogul’s Q2 results show higher North American and BRIC original equipment (OE) sales, contrasting with lower sales in Europe.

GKN Sinter Metals in China says it is increasing its capacity to meet increasing demand from global and domestic customers in that country.

Mate Consulting Ltd, a powder metallurgy (PM) and metal injection moulding (MIM) consulting company, says that it has has been growing its number of operat

The H.C. Starck Group, Goslar, Germany has appointed Dr Michael Fooken to take over research and development activities.

The US Department of Energy has awarded grants worth up to US$6.4 million to University of Utah metallurgical engineers to help make iron, steel and titani

Sandik has reported an increase in sales in its interim report on the second quarter and first six months of 2012.

Höganäs AB has reported its second quarter 2012 earnings, compared to corresponding period of previous year.

Sandvik Mining has agreed to deliver a large materials handling and crushing system for a copper mine with a customer in South America.

CS Energy Materials (CSEM), a joint venture between H.C. Stark and Japanese chemical company New Chisso Corp, has started production of cathode materials f

SKF’s half year report shows some growth in sales while profits continue to remain small.

Arkema plans to sell its tin stabiliser business to PMC Group, a US manufacturer of performance chemicals and plastics.

ASTM International will be holding a workshop on Advances in Copper and Copper Alloys on 24 October in Atlanta, Georgia.

GE has announced that it is working on a laser additive manufacturing process to produce parts for CFM's Leap family of turbofan engines.

Early registration for PM2012 will be closed on 1 August 2012.

BASF has strengthened its position in the market for materials for high-performance batteries, with the intention of becoming a world leader in the field.

GKN plc has acquired Volvo Aero, the aero engine division of AB Volvo.

Miba has posted encouraging first quarter sales and levels of orders, with consolidated sales in the first quarter 2012-2013 (February 1 to April 30) risin

OM Group, Inc had a full year consolidated net sales increase of 27% in 2011 to US$1,514.5 million.

GKN Aerospace has established a new 80,000 ft2 composites manufacturing facility in Mexico.

GKN Driveline in Trier, Germany, has invested €20 million to create the world’s first flowline.

Umicore plans to build a plant for NMC precursors in Cheonan, South Korea, near Umicore’s main cathode materials plant.

The Plansee Group realized sales of more than €1.5 billion in the last fiscal year.

Aluminium powder specialist Alpoco has been awarded the BS EN ISO 14001:2004 accreditation.

KEMET Corp has expanded its FT-CAP range to include C0G and Ultra-Stable X8R dielectrics.

Renishaw has opened a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Airbus says that it plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver A320 aircraft.

The committee for MIM2013, the International Conference on Injection Moulding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, has issued a call for presentations.

QinetiQ has received research funding for the next three years to help develop advanced defence materials in the UK.

Federal-Mogul Corp has named Michael T Broderick chief executive officer, Federal-Mogul aftermarket division effective June 25, 2012. Broderick will report

ARC Metals, located in Ridgway, PA, USA, has celebrated its 25th anniversary as a powder supplier.

Plansee says that customers in Japan can now access its semi-finished and standard products at its online shop.

TITANIUM 2012 will feature a number of papers focusing on the use of titanium alloys in the automotive industry.

A new ASTM International standard, ASTM B983, Specification for Precipitation Hardened or Cold Worked, Seamless Nickel Alloy Pipe and Tube, has been create

Honda Motor Co Ltd has announced it will begin reusing rare earth materials it is currently extracting from used nickel-metal hydride batteries.

Rio Tinto Metal Powders (RTMP) has appointed Marie LaPointe the new executive director of operations for steel and powders.

GTSO Resources has shortlisted a group of emerging companies that can recycle mobile phones, computers and other electronics to recover precious minerals i

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