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Metal industry news, April 2014

MIM and 3D specialist Proto Labs has completed renovation of a facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA, and will begin operations at this location from the be

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated has reported first quarter 2014 sales of US$987.3 million and a loss from continuing operations attributable to ATI of

Carpenter Technology Corporation has reported Q3 net income of US$30.6 million, compared to US$32.9 million share in the same quarter last year.

MIM and CNC specialist Proto Labs Inc has moved into 3D printing with the acquisition of FineLine Prototyping, Inc, an additive manufacturing (AM) service

Hardide Coatings, a provider of tungsten carbide surface coatings, has invested in a number of new technologies including a scanning electron microscope (S

Leading chemical company BASF plans to present its Catamold feedstock and carbonyl iron powder (CIP) at the China International Powder Metallurgy Exhibitio

Sandvik Coromant has been awarded Partner of the Year by Okuma America Corporation, a manufacturer of CNC machine tools.

3D Material Technologies (3DMT), a division of ARC Group Worldwide, has launched an online quoting system for 3D printing on its website.

Metal injection moulding (MIM) and 3D printing specialist ARC Group Worldwide has acquired Thixoforming LLC, a manufacturer of high-density injection mould

Hitachi Chemical has completed its “merger by absorption” of Hitachi Powdered Metals Co Ltd (HPM), its wholly owned subsidiary.

The global titanium concentrates production is poised for sustainable growth, and in 2018, it will likely exceed 8.5 million tonnes, says a new report.

The US Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has appointed Kevin Ayers as industry manager of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing.

Metaldyne, a supplier of PM automotive components, has been named a GM Supplier of the Year.

SKF reported SEK16,734 million in net sales for Q1 2014, compared to SEK15,152 million in the same period of 2013.

Stratasys, a major player in plastics 3D printing, has moved into the metal additive manufacturing (AM) arena by acquiring two companies that make 3D print

Grafoid, a Canadian producer of graphene materials, has signed an agreement with advanced materials manufacturing consultancy Altamat to build an atomisati

Miba has opened phase II of its Suzhou Industrial Park in China, tripling the plant’s production area.

Carbide specialist Ceratizit’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ceratizit USA Inc, has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of Promax Tools LP, a Californian manufac

GKN plc, the owner of Hoeganaes and GKN Sinter Metals, has acquired the entire issued share capital of Williams Hybrid Power Limited (WHP) from Williams Gr

Finnish laser coating specialist Picodeon has appointed Fergus Clarke as CEO.

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GKN Sinter Metals has been named as a Premium Supplier by automotive parts Schaeffler and its subsidiary Continental, one of only 31 out of more than 1,200

Arburg’s managing director (MD), Herbert Kraibühler, has retired after 50 years of service.

Kennametal CEO Carlos Cardoso has addressed the image problems manufacturing in the US has according to the American public.

H.C. Starck posted sales of €703.9 million in 2013, below the previous year’s figure of €862.9 million.

Optomec, a supplier of 3D printing systems for production applications, is presenting a paper about using 3D printing to rework and repair existing metal a

Mitsubishi Materials is planning to challenge Sandvik AB and Kennametal to become the key player in the US$15 billion carbide tool market, according to Blo

In a new report, market analyser Canalys predicts that the 3D printing market will rise to US$3.8 billion in 2014, with the market continuing to experience

The MPIF has set out details of the four special interest programmes that will take place during the PM2014 World Congress which takes place from 18-22 May

China's caps on exports of rare earth elements break global trade rules, according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruling released on 26 March.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc, a manufacturer of plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with a major interna

CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH, which makes industrial furnaces with a focus on the powder metallurgy and MIM technology, has acquired SOF Equipment GmbH

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) has changed the name of one of its business segments and most of its business units in order to “better reflect”

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