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Metal industry news, February 2014

EDF subsidises injection moulding machines

According to injection moulding machine specialist Arburg, French national energy provider EDF Entreprises will pay a state subsidy to companies procuring

Sumitomo introduces hardmetal drills to the UK

Sumitomo Electric UK plans to showcase its range of Power-Series general purpose drills at MACH 2014, the UK’s largest manufacturing event.

EOS has launched in the UK an additive manufacturing (AM) system with a build volume of 400 x 400 x 400 mm with the potential for high-volume production of

HIP parts specialist Bodycote has posted revenues of £619.6 million in 2013, up from £587.8 million in 2012.

MACH 2014, the largest event in the UK for manufacturing technologies, will include a new 3D printing zone.

Atre Research Group, which conducts experimental and modelling studies of materials and architectures using ceramics and metals, has invited PM specialist

BASF has inaugurated a R&D lab and application technology centre for battery materials in Amagasaki, Japan.

Miba has appointed Bernd Badurek as managing director sales & marketing of the group, which employs over 1,600 members of staff globally at four production

Ferrous powder specialist Voestalpine says that its 2013/2014 nine month results are "solid", with revenue declining slightly by 3.1% from €8.7 to €8.4 bil

Iluka Resources Limited, a global producer of titanium dioxide products of rutile and synthetic rutile, has agreed to buy 18.3% of Metalysis, a titanium PM

H.C. Starck will run a new technical symposium focusing on the use of tantalum in the chemical processing industry.

Registration is now open for the 14th EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School, which this year takes place in Kraków, Poland.

Alcoa, one of the world’s largest suppliers of aluminium powder, plans to permanently close its Point Henry aluminium smelter and two rolling mills, due to

The global market for 3D printing materials is expected to reach $408.5 million by 2018, says a new report.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have been awarded an America Makes grant to look into integrating a computer-de

Global use of molybdenum in the third quarter of 2013 was 134.1 million lb, up just over 1% from 132.2 million lb in the previous quarter, according to fig

This year’s International Conference of Hot Isostatic Pressing, HIP 14, will focus on innovation in oil & gas, power generation and aerospace, its organise

Manufacturing companies in the UK have been granted £887,000 to kickstart a project to test and develop the additive manufacture (AM) of lightweight metal

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has launched a thesis competition for PM students at diploma (masters) and doctorate (PhD) levels.

Arcam says that its net sales increased by 43% to SEK199.4 million in 2012, up from SEK139.1 million in the previous year.

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s (IOM3) Industry Affiliate Scheme (IAS) has relaunched, following an extensive restructure.

Global Tungsten & Powders (GTP), a division of the Plansee Group, has been proved not to process any tungsten sourced from a conflict region, following a D

H.C. Starck’s fabricated products plant based in Newton, Massachusetts, USA has been awarded a best plant award.

JL Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has appointed Ben Crawford as sales manager.

Umicore reports that its full year revenues were €2.4 billion, down 2% year on year, with an increase in catalysis and energy materials offset by a decreas

The organisers of MS&T14 are asking for papers to be presented at the materials science and engineering event.

According to an assessment carried out by EOS and Airbus, using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) instead of rapid investment casting to create a aerospa

Kennametal has published Q2 sales of US$690 million, compared with US$633 million in the same quarter last year.

Höganäs has opened a new mixing plant in Busan, Korea.

Carpenter Technology Corp has reported a net income of US$29.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, down from US$33.0 million in the same quart

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According to annual Chinese trade figures reported by the ITRI this week, China had a 99% rise in tin metal exports last year, while concentrate imports, m

Sigma Labs’ subsidiary, B6 Sigma Inc has been awarded an additive manufacturing (AM) research project from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation I

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