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Metal industry news, June 2014

ARC Group Worldwide Inc’s subsidiary, ARC Metal Stamping (AMS) has acquired Kecy Corporation, which makes robotics, automation, and die-making equipment, f

Ametek Specialty Metal Products has appointed new operations directors for its Hamilton Precision Metals and Reading Alloys business units.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers for AMPM2015, its additive manufacturing (AM) with powder metallurgy conference.

Hoeganaes Corporation won both the Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award and the Excellence in Metallography Award at the MPIF’s PM2014 Worl

Global production of molybdenum in 2013 reached a new high of 539.2 million lbs, up from the previous year’s record of 535.2 million lbs, according to new

The UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is looking for innovative automotive concepts and technologies created in the UK to apply for its

GE Power & Water has invested US$400 million over ten years in building a facility that will research “advanced manufacturing”, including rapid prototyping

Sandvik AB and China-based Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Group Co Ltd plan to form a joint venture (JV) to develop strategy.

BBC Research has published an updated report covering the current status of the global powder metallurgy market and assessing its growth potential from 201

Ludger Heuberg, group CFO and member of the H.C. Starck executive board, plans to leave the group at the beginning of July 2014 to pursue new business oppo

Northcliff Resources Ltd has awarded Jacobs Minerals Canada Inc value and basic engineering contract for its Sisson tungsten-molybdenum project located in

Umicore has built a new production facility in Nowa Ruda, Poland for emission control catalysts used in cars and trucks.

Rocket manufacturer SpaceX says that it has successfully tested the SuperDraco thruster, a 3D printed engine that will power a spacecraft’s launch escape s

Arcam has developed an Inconel 718 process for use in Arcam’s electron beam melting (EBM) systems. The process will be initially available for the Arcam A

A new report suggests that global tungsten demand will slow to 2.6% per year up to 2018 as its direct use as filaments in lighting applications diminishes.

Chevron Mining is to close its molybdenum mine in Questa, New Mexico, reportedly because of low demand.

Injection moulding specialist Proto Labs Inc is introducing its new metal injection moulding process at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing trade show wh

Titanium giant RTI International Metals Inc has acquired Dynamet Technology Inc.

Voestalpine, a steel specialist that supplies specialist metal coatings, reported solid business performance and slightly higher profit for the last financ

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Miba, a supplier of sintered automotive components, recorded another positive performance in its Q1 2014 report.

German tool manufacturer Günther Wirth (GW), a part of carbide specialist Ceratizit, has acquired a remaining 25% of outstanding shares in India-based GW P

Doctors and scientists at Southampton University in the UK have completed their first hip surgery of a 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft.

A new report suggests that, despite some setbacks, world tungsten production volume is could acheive an annual growth of 3.8%, reaching more than 100,000 t

Kennametal has been named in the CIO 100 Awards, which recognise the top 100 innovative companies in the US.

EOS’s US business says it has integrated its strategic partners, Advanced Laser Materials and Integra, to improve its service and application offerings in

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