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Metal industry news, November 2013

Global use of molybdenum in the second quarter of 2013 was 127.3 million lb, up 4% from 122.6 million lb in the previous quarter, according to figures rele

Plansee has set up a refractory metal production plant near Shanghai.

The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC) have announced a joint programme to make it easie

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has elected Richard Pfingstler, CEO, Atlas Pressed Metals, as its new president, succeeding Matthew Bulger, N

Injection moulding specialist Egide UK has been acquired by its management team from its parent company Egide SA.

A team in the US is asking for investment in a small 3D printer that makes components from precious metal clay.

Alcoa, a leading supplier of aluminium powder, has set its business targets for 2016, with plans to grow its value-add businesses and lower the cost struct

Ferro Corporation has sold its precious metals-based powders and flakes product lines in North America and Asia to Ames Advanced Materials Corporation, a s

Renishaw is collaborating with WEAF (West of England Aerospace Forum), to hold an Additive Manufacturing Focus Day at its headquarters in Gloucestershire,

Following the success of two previous two short courses on sintering in 2012 and 2013, the EPMA plans to organise a short course on hard materials to be he

Hard material specialist Ceratizit has put in place a sustainable growth strategy, focusing on expanding the company’s global presence, better accommodatin

rapid prototype + manufacturing (rp+m) says it can now 3D print metal prototypes and end parts, using an EOSINT M 280 direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) s

Sumitomo Electric Industries has announced the start of tungsten refining and scrap recycling operations in the United States.

The 2014 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference, which takes place in Tucson, Ohio from 6-10 April, will include a full metals theme for the

GE researchers have introduced a process called “cold spray,” in which metal powders are sprayed at high velocities to build a part or add material to repa

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that high levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering

The International Zinc Association (IZA) has appointed Mark Edwards, vice president of community and government relations for Teck Resources Ltd as the new

Sandvik Coromant has appointed Eduardo Martin as president of Market Area Americas (MAA), which includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the U

Solid Concepts has made the world’s first 3D printed metal gun using a laser sintering process.

Aluminium specialist Alcoa and Russia’s VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of titanium ingots and forged products, have formed a jo

According to a new market research report, the additive manufacturing (AM) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2012 to 2017 to reach US$3,47

Medical manufacturer Phillips-Medisize Corporation has completed a large expansion of its metal injection moulding (MIM) plant on the company’s Menomonie,

BASF is building a new electronic materials research and development (R&D) centre in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Suwon, South Korea.

Registration for MIM2014 is now open, with savings for those registering before 24 January.

GKN Sinter Metals has received four Supplier Quality Excellence awards from General Motors (GM).

SRP Electronica Group has set up a 10 tonne-a-year tungsten powder plant near Nashik, Western India, according to reports.

Carpenter has reported net income of $US34.6 million for the quarter ended 30 September 2013 compared to $US39.2 million in Q1 2012.

SKF plans to start delivery of wheel hub bearing units (HBU) and MacPherson suspension bearing units (MSBU) for the newly launched Volvo S60L car model whi

Three of Metaldyne’s global operating plants have received customer awards for quality excellence, including two Supplier Quality Excellence Awards from Ge

Kennametal has completed its transaction to acquire the tungsten materials business from Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) for US$605 million.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh and The Indian Institute of Engineers (India) has awarded Dr Ravi Bollina with the Young Engineer of the Year 2013 award f

MetalForming magazine, the publication of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), will run a webinar on 12 December covering 3D printing with metals.

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