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Metal industry news, August 2014

Renishaw invests in Indian 3D printing

The UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has announced a new investment in 3D printing by Renishaw.

Hitachi Metals acquires iron caster

Hitachi Metals Ltd is to acquire all the shares of Waupaca Foundry Holdings, Inc, a US-based iron casting business for transportation machinery in the Nort

Oregon State University has been chosen by Walmart US Manufacturing Innovation Fund to develop metal moulds for plastic injection moulding.

Global use of molybdenum in the first quarter of 2014 decreased to 136.1 million lb, down 2% from 138.2 million lb in the previous quarter but 7% higher th

GKN Sinter Metals’ Gallipolis plan has received an award for outstanding quality and delivery performance from EXEDY, a supplier of manual clutches, torque

As part of its US expansion strategy, catalyst specialist Umicore has entered into a long-term agreement to recycle cobalt-containing hard metals scrap fro

Alrik Danielson, who has been president and CEO of Höganäs AB since 2005, will replace Tom Johnstone as CEO of SKF from the beginning of 2015.

Kennametal Inc has announced that its chairman, president and CEO Carlos Cardoso has decided to retire from the company at the end of December.

SKF has announced plans to build a new 12,100 square metre facility in Chicago, USA.

Union Process Inc, a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment, has launched a completely redesigned website.

A new report suggests that the global lightweight materials market, including aluminium, titanium, high strength steel and magnesium, was valued at US$126

Indo-US MIM, a global supplier of precision-engineered products using metal injection moulding (MIM) received four MPIF PM Design Excellence Awards at the

Concept Laser says that it has received orders for 45 machines in the first half of 2014, compared to 31 machines in the previous year.

Officials in Australia are launching a 3D printing and additive manufacturing centre this week to help boost the country’s industry.

Hoeganaes Corporation has presented at China’s 2014 Powder Metallurgy Technology and Business Forum.

The International Titanium Association will give its Lifetime Achievement Award to metallurgist, researcher, and inventor Dr Paul J Bania during the organi

Molycorp Inc has announced financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2014.

EOS and plasmo Industrietechnik, a supplier of automated quality assurance systems, have teamed up to develop process monitoring for additive manufacturing

Kennametal Inc has reported sales of US$772 million for Q4 2014, compared with US$671 million in the same quarter last year.

The team at Metal Powder Report is sad to report that Richard Felton, who was editor of the magazine from 2001 to 2010, has passed away, following a protra

Allflex, a company that provides plastic injection moulding production, has now expanded its services to include metal injection moulding (MIM) production.

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, are implementing a printing process that can transition from one metal or al

General Moly Inc, a US-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration, and mining company, has announced its unaudited financial results for the second

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