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Metal industry news, March 2013

Over the next ten years, the global high performance alloy industry is expected to consume more than 400 kt of materials.

The MPIF has released details of management-oriented programmes available at the PowderMet show, which takes place from 24-27 June in Chicago.

3D Systems has received the Financial Times and ArcelorMittal'Boldness in Business Award that recognises companies that drive change, inspire innovation an

H.C. Starck has reported slower growth in its 2012 report, following a very strong 2011, achieving €862.9 million in sales, compared to €883.2 million in 2

SKF is to sell its metallic rods business to US-based Precision Castparts Corp (PCC) for around €40 million on a cash and debt-free basis.

Ilya Grodnensky tapped to lead ANF Technology Ltd, manufacturer of Nafen aluminium oxide nano fibres.

SKF has posted sales in 2012 of SEK64,575 million, down from SEK66,216 million in 2011.

Molycorp made full-year revenues of US$528.9 million, a 33% increase over the prior year, as a result of its transition from a development stage company to

Carlos Cardoso has been appointed to serve on the US Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council.

The Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), a collaboration between industry and government, has invested £2 billion to create a UK Aerospace Technology Instit

Elektron Technology is in discussions with regard to the sale of its subsidiary, Total Carbide Limited, a manufacturer of sintered tungsten carbide wear pa

Changes entail enhanced production and operating processes, improved battery design features and a new battery enclosure.

FL Partners has acquired a 65% stake in the ATA Group, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of tungsten carbide rotary files, known as burs.

SKF has appointed Henrik Lange as executive vice president and CFO, replacing Tore Bertilsson, who has decided to retire from SKF after nearly 24 years of

MPIF’s Basic Short Course takes place this year from 12-14 August at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA, USA.

Kennametal Inc it has been named for the second year in a row as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute, an international th

Dynacast International says that it now plans to offer metal injection moulding (MIM) alongside its current die casting manufacture.

Stratasys Ltd has announced revenues of US$96.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 23% increase over the US$78.3 million recorded for the same perio

GKN Wheels, part of GKN plc, and Chinese tubeless wheel manufacturer Lianyungang Huading Wheel Co Ltd, have formed a joint venture in Donghai, near the cit

Kennametal Inc is marking its 75th year as a manufacturer in the aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production and transportation industries.

GKN says that it had a record 2012, with results showing that sales increased 13% and profit before tax was up by 19% to £588 million (£351 million in 2011

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has appointed John Rowe as Secretary General and member of its executive board.

North American tungsten producer US Tungsten Corporation has appointed Michael Olsher, PhD as new CEO.

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