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Metal industry news, May 2013

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Mahle GmbH has increased its holding in the Behr Group from 36.85% to approximately 51% with the acquisition of all shares in the BWK GmbH holding company

The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) has appointed Tetsuya Ito, Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd, as its new president.

Surface coatings specialist Hardide Coatings has appointed two senior business development managers to improve the uptake of its tungsten carbide-based coa

Aluminium producer Novelis Inc garnered the main prizes at the first Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognises achievements in steel, metals and mining

The EPMA has elected Philippe Gundermann, CEO of metal processer Aubert et Duval, as its new president.

The Board of Höganäs has recommended Höganäs shareholders to accept a new offer from H Intressenter of SEK 325 per share in the company.

Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy Ltd, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd, has founded a powder metallurgy engineering centre (PMEC) at its m

Renishaw’s German subsidiary has acquired LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH, Kornwestheim, Germany, a specialist in the additive manufacturing (AM) of too

The UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a worldwide search for the best engineering innovations for an awards programme.

A group of tungsten refiners has established an initiative for industry members to demonstrate their compliance with the SEC’s ruling on conflict minerals.

A newly released report by Lux Research shows 3D printing will grow to US$8.4 billion in 2025 – up from US$777 million in 2012, .

Euromonitor International has published a series of reports covering the metal forming and powder metallurgy markets in a number of countries, including Ca

Kenneth T Lane, currently senior vice president, Isocyanates Europe located in Brussels, Belgium, will become president of BASF’s catalysts division headqu

H.C. Starck is to provide hot zones and furnace components fabricated from high performance technology metals for furnaces owned by ARC Energy.

Molycorp reported consolidated net revenues of US$146.4 million during the first quarter of 2013, a 9% increase over the fourth quarter of 2012.

Vanitec, a technical and scientific committee covering the mining, processing, manufacture, research and use of vanadium, has launched a new website intend

The Obama Administration is investing US$200 million in competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes in the fields of defence, ener

The Timken Company has completed three capital investment projects totalling US$85 million.

Kennametal Inc has acquired Comercializadora Emura SRL, a Bolivian company which specialises in the collection, testing, processing and exporting of tungst

The EPMA has launched a new European additive manufacturing (AM) group, created to increase the awareness of the technology with a special focus on metal p

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc has signed a five-year contract with Rolls-Royce for the supply of specialty steel products. The contract will com

The International Zinc Association (IZA) has appointed Martin Gagné to work with its technology and market development group.

Research in China has published a report covering the market for molybdenum from 2012 to 2015.

Tenova’s subsidiary LOI Thermprocess GmbH is to acquire Metall Technologie Holding (MTH), a supplier of vacuum and atmospheric furnaces.

The MPIF plans to give out the PM Industry Landmark award for only the third time to an MIM orthodontic appliance.

The Linde Group achieved an increase in group revenue by 10.3%to €3.985 billion, compared with €3.614 billion in the same period of 2012.

General Moly announced that its cash balance on 31 March 2013 was approximately US$57 million, compared to US$68 million on 31 December 2012.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc reported Q1 2013 sales of US$49.1 million compared with US$74.6 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Global automotive industry is likely to surpass US$2 trillion by 2017, an increase by over 7% per year.

According to the Yorkshire Post, Atomising Systems (ASL) and MEC Electrical Contracting have won a major engineering contract in the Far East for the compa

Carpenter Technology has completed a formal supply agreement to provide Rolls-Royce with materials for making of jet engine components.

Kennametal Q3 sales were US$655 million, compared with US$696 million in the same quarter last year, a 6% decrease.

Carpenter Technology has reported net income of US$32.9 million for Q3 ended 31 March 2013, compared to US$33 million in Q3 in the previous year.

GE Aviation has made plans to mass-produce a fuel nozzle for a new aircraft engine using laser sintered cobalt-chromium powder.

Chrysler Group LLC is putting US$19.6 million in its Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA.

Market information provider the ARC Advisory Group has published a strategy report covering trends in additive manufacturing (AM).

According to Umicore, its revenues were down 2% in the first quarter of 2013 due to the “adverse market conditions” in many of its end markets.

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