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Metal industry news, October 2012

PSM Industries, Inc of Los Angeles, CA, has bought 100% of the shares of PM Engineered Solutions, Inc (PMES) from Longroad Capital Partners, LLC.

Kennametal, Inc has appointed Peter Dragich tis new vice president, integrated supply chain and logistics.

Federal-Mogul Corp’s reported total sales of US$1.6 billion, down 2% from 2011 in its Q3 results.

Latest standard focuses on the mechanical properties of machining brasses.

Umicore reports a 2% increase in Q3 revenues compared to 2011.

In its interim management statement, GKN reported group sales in the three months ended 30 September of £1,608 million, an 8% increase over the comparable

Carpenter Technology achieved a net income of US$39.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Latrobe contributed US$16.3 million of operating in

A a new market research report suggests that the global additive manufacturing (AM) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2012 to 2017 to reac

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that the UK government has invested £1 billion in the UK automotive industry.

Kemet Corp has opened a new film facility in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Metaldyne LLC recently made the list of the top 25 fastest growing businesses in the metro Detroit, USA area.

Miba Automation Systems has received its first large machinery order from China.

GKN has completed the acquisition of Volvo Aero, the aero engine division of AB Volvo.

Atomising Systems Limited (ASL) has appointed Dirk Aderhold, currently technical manager, to the position of technical director.

Macro-economic development and increasing uncertainty negatively influenced SKF's business during the period.

ASTM International has started a new initiative which will help businesses better understand a product’s real impact on the environment.

IMTS 2012 marked the debut of Mazak's Mega-8800 horizontal machine, which is suitable for the heavy-duty machining of materials such as Inconel and titaniu

Global automotive industry expert Bob Lutz has been appointed to NanoSteel’s board of directors.

ATI Stellram's 4E Geometry is now available in a new grade, SP0819.

Mag has developed a new high-torque T-Rex spindle which can deliver up to 2600 Nm (1,918 lb-ft) torque for hard alloy materials such as titanium, Inconel,

ASTM has approved a standard covering the development of lighter, high-strength steels that have higher alloy content, and more complex hardening mechanism

Bodycote plc has acquired the business of Carolina Commercial Heat Treating (CCHT LLC), which comprises six facilities in the Southeastern USA and an addit

Union Process Inc has supplied a Q-25 Circulation Attritor for a process in the ethanol/renewable biomass industry.

SHW AG has sold its 50% stake in its joint venture with Magna Powertrain Inc.

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV says that its management board will be reduced from four to three members, consisting of Dr Heinz Schimmelbusch, chairm

The Hilti Group says that it achieved year-on-year sales growth of 7% over the first eight months of 2012.

Metaldyne’s Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award.

Metaldyne LLC recently opened a facility in Zbysov, Czech Republic, making it the second operation for the company in Eastern Europe.

3D Systems Corporation has supplied two production grade additive manufacturing printers to the US National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NA

Osterwalder AG and Italian-based Sacmi Imola SC have agreed to join forces in the production of large PM press technology.

Cristal Global, a producer of titanium powder, has brought together a number of its subsidiaries under one name.

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) will be taking part in the new US National Manufacturing Day on 5th October 2012.

Nearby relocation will enable improved shipping services at Goodfellow Corporation.

A new report from Research and Markets says that revenue for the powder metallurgy part manufacturing industry in 2011 was US$2.1 billion.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products' North Jackson, Ohio, facility now approved for aerospace projects.

SKF has announced a SEK 60 million five-year deal to provide maintenance services for LKAB mines

Elmar Holzmann has been appointed managing director (CFO) of PMG Füssen GmbH, in the role of CFO alongside Roland Reim (managing director, CEO).

Pascal Reymondet to assume position of executive vice president

H.C. Starck has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ningxia Nonferrous Metals Import and Export Corporation in the United States.

The US Geological Survey reports that US molybdenum production declined by 25% in May 2012.

According to a new report by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, Austrailia generates around 30% of world output of titanium mineral concentrates.

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