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Metal industry news, November 2014

Australia has officially opened the ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia’s Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing at Monas

3D Systems Corporation is to buy Cimatron Ltd, a provider of integrated 3D CAD/CAM software products, for around US$97 million.

American Fine Sinter (AFS), a joint venture between Tokyo Sintered Metals (TSM) and Japan Powder Metallurgy (JPM) created in 2001, is planning a US$16 mill

EOS has introduced its new additive manufacturing (AM) consulting services at this year's EuroMold which took place in Frankfurt in November

Renishaw has developed an additive manufacturing (AM machine) designed specifically for production manufacturing.

Materialise NV has introduced build processor software for Concept Laser metal 3D printers.

Versarien Plc has formed a 50:50 joint venture with Dimar Limited, a tungsten carbide tool manufacturer based in Israel, to distribute a new range of tooli

Concept Laser has founded a new subsidiary in the USA located in Dallas, Texas.

3D printing and MIM giant ARC Group Worldwide Inc has reported results for its 2015 fiscal Q1 ended September 28, 2014.

EOS, recorded a 36 percent increase in turnover in its last financial year to reach sales of €177 million. As of October 2014, around 1,500 EOS systems wer

Injection molding specialist Phillips-Medisize Corp is expanding five of its Wisconsin facilities, include its metal injection molding (MIM) facility in Me

GE says that it plans to invest US$32 million to build a new research and education center focused on additive technologies in Pennsylvania.

Carpenter Technology’s board of directors says that that Gregory A. Pratt will return as CEO of the company, effective immediately.

The board of directors of Kennametal has appointed Donald A. Nolan as the company's president, chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the board, whil

ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys plans to run a workshop on the potential impacts of REACH, RoHS and conflict minerals on the m

H.C. Starck has reached a settlement agreement in an ongoing patent infringement complaint with Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) have launched t

Reuters has reported China’s silence on tungsten and molybdenum export quotes, leading to speculation that exports of the two metals won't be subjected to

Canadian powder metal (PM) producer CVMR Corporation and AREVA Federal Services LLC (AFS), a U.S. subsidiary of AREVA that specialises in low-carbon power

ASTM International says that Katharine E Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee operations, will succeed current ASTM president James A

Hardide Coatings has increased its installed capacity by nearly 50% to cope with increased demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings

Kennametal Inc has reported Q1 sales of US$695 million, compared with US$620 million in the same quarter last year, an increase of 12%.

Digital Metal, part of the Höganäs Group, has extended its 3D printing capability.

Luxfer Holdings PLC, a global materials technology company and part of Magnesium Elektron Powders (MEP), has agreed to acquire the assets and business of T

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Umicore says that its Q3 revenues were up slightly (+1%) compared to the same period in 2013.

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc has posted molybdenum production from its Thompson Creek and Endako mines of 6.6 million pounds for the third quarter of

US Molybdenum mining company General Moly has posted net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2014 of US$3.2 million compared to net income of US$

Renishaw has obtained a compliance certificate from TÜV SÜD for its AM250 laser melting machine.

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