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Metal industry news, June 2013

Arburg opens new office in Mexico

Arburg has opened a new office in Querétaro, Mexico, where its subsidiary will now be located.

PowderMet 2013 – Day One report

PM industry buoyed by favourable statistics, positive production trends.

SKF has signed a 10-year contract for around SEK900 million with Turbomeca, a division of the French-based Safran.

The MPIF has made an app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices which allows PowderMet attendees to make the most of the conference experience.

The MPIF has highlighted the four special interest programmes that will take place during PowderMet2013.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association, IHEA, has announced its 2013-14 Board of directors and officers.

3D Parts Manufacturing is to invest US$6 million to expand its Indianapolis, Indiana plant.

Mining and steel group Metinvest has signed a contract with metallurgical equipment manufacturer, Austrian Siemens VAI to build a new sinter plant at Yena

Arburg has set up a new trade partner to improve its presence in Morocco.

The first Asian Nickel Conference will take place from 25-26 September in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kurt Heikkila has been appointed interim CEO and president of North American Tungsten Corporation.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, reports that more than 2500 people attended its 2013 RAPID Conference on additive manufacturing, nearly dou

New video discusses the recent evolution and expansion of 3D printing, IMTS says.

Upgrades provide EPMA with additional flexibility to better servce customers.

The Metal Injection Moulding Association has announced a call for papers for MIM2014, which takes place from 24–26 February in Long Beach, California.

Facility seen as a "breakthrough' in the production of titanium metal powder using a novel continuous process, CSIR states.

3D Systems is to acquire around 80% of Phenix Systems, a specialist in direct metal selective laser, a.k.a DMSL, sintering printers based in Riom, France.

Boeing and South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, plan to jointly research how to incorporate titanium powder into industr

Union Process Inc has offered a tour of its lab and production plant to a group of University of Akron graduate students studying geosciences and fine meta

Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, is researching locations to build an additive

Hardmetal specialist Element Six has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Group4 Labs Inc, a semiconductor wafer materials manufacturer.

According to business secretary Vince Cable, the UK government will invest £14.7 million investment to develop 3D printing technology.

Miba posted consolidated sales in Q1 of €153.5 million, down €7.4 million, or 4.6%, when compared to Q1 2012.

Elektron Technology has sold its subsidiary, Total Carbide, to Versarien for around £2.3 million.

The Powder Metallurgy Association of India has announced the date of its 2014 annual international conference.

G.S. Upadhyaya, formerly professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, has been awarded the 2013 Samsonov Award by the Ukrainian Materials Rese

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc has appointed Michael D Bornak vice president of finance, CFO and treasurer.

Dinggui Gao has been appointed president of Sandvik Construction and a member of the company's group executive management.

GE Aviation and Sigma Labs Inc have signed a joint technology development agreement (JTDA) to put in place in-process inspection technologies for additive

Engineers from the UK plan to build an AM centre in the West Midlands, UK.

MPIF will present its 2013 Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Awards on 25 June at PowderMet 2013.

C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a multi-zone humpback bright annealing belt furnace for an electronics manufacturing company in

Arburg has celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Arburg subsidiary in Singapore.

GKN Sinter Metals is to invest US$10 million in expanding its Gallipolis production facility in Gallia County, Ohio.

BASF plans to invest €10 billion and create around 9,000 new jobs in order to achieve sales of €25 billion to customers in the Asia Pacific region by 2020.

Cutting tool specialist Ceratizit has established a new production unit in the industrial area of Uluberia in West Bengal, India.

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