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Metal industry news, January 2013

Coating specialist Hardide Coatings has secured a grant of up to £250,000 to commercialise a hardfacing coating for use on drilling tool and wear parts.

Ames Laboratory to address US rare earth shortage

According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), an Ames Laboratory team has been given up to US$120 million over five years to find a solution for the shor

OM Group, Inc has sold its cobalt refinery assets in Kokkola, Finland, to a joint venture of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc Lundin Mining Corporation a

Kennametal Inc reported Q2 sales of US$633 million, compared with US$642 million in the same quarter last year.

According to a report by market analysts Roskill, iron ore prices will rise in 2013, following a slump in 2012.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and the US Aluminum Association (AAI) have formed a memorandum of understanding to share information about me

The ASTM has advertised that papers are now requested for the 10th ASTM International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings.

Umicore has been ranked as the most sustainable company in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

The organisers of the Titanium Europe show say the event will feature industry experts speaking about titanium and titanium aluminide (TiAl) alloys in comm

Renishaw has launched a competition that will enable six young people to experience a week-long insight into engineering-based organisations.

Pinna replaces Rolf Graf, who has retired after six years as MD of Osterwalder.

SKF has signed a partnership agreement with US-based Protean Electric to supply automotive products for Protean’s in-wheel electric drive for the hybrid an

Following its acquisition of UK-based Deloro Stellite, Kennametal has added a new business unit, Kennametal Stellite.

ASTM has named Dr Robin E Graves and Daniel S Janikowski to its international board.

Precision Castparts Corp says that has completed its acquisition of Titanium Metals Corp (Timet).

Carpenter Technology has appointed a new senior vice president – commercial, specialty alloy operations & Latrobe operations, and a new senior VP & chief f

Colleen Wood Cordova, Kennametal vice president global product management, and Martina Igel, plant manager of Kennametal's Schongau, Germany facility, were

Carpenter Technology Corporation expects its net sales, excluding surcharge, to be US$431 million for its second fiscal quarter ended 31 December, 2012, 30

Coveted prize recognises exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium in applications or technology.

The SECO/WARWICK Group, a supplier of industrial equipment for metal heat processing, has bought furnace engineering specialist NESPI International GmbH.

Allegheny Technologies (ATI) says that its ATI 2003 lean duplex stainless alloy has been selected for a range of of topside structural components for a maj

SKF has signed an agreement to purchase Germany-based ship components provider Blohm + Voss Industries (BVI) from Star Capital Partners.

Sandvik has developed a new tool for engineers, programmers and machinists to use when working with drilling and tapping tools.

Powder metallurgy manufacturing industry generated US$6.6 billion in sales, report shows.

Carpenter Powder Products has raised the base prices by 7% on all bar, plate, and finished Micro-Melt (PM) tool steel products.

Goal for 2013 is “to better promote the professional development opportunities resulting from involvement in standards development activities”.

Arcam has received an order for an electron beam melting (EBM) system from Metal Technology Co Ltd (MTC), a contract manufacturer in Japan.

BCC Research has published a report focusing on the top ten manufacturers of powder metal and other related materials.

Sandvik Mining has signed a mining systems contract with Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd for the Shondoni Mine Materials Handling project in South Africa.

Transaction that includes all of Metaldyne's global operations.

We would like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous 2013.

Ametek Specialty Metal Products (SMP) has enhanced its rolling capabilities at its Eighty Four, PA, plant, near Pittsburgh, USA.

Arcam has received new orders for EBM systems from Avio and GKN.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association has launched a new brand to promote the range of applications in which PM can be used.

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