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Metal industry news, December 2014

MIM specialist NetShape Technologies, Inc has acquired Capstan Tennessee, Inc, a powder metallurgy competitor serving the precision components market.

Russian aluminum producer UC RUSAL has set out plans to renovate the powder metallurgy plants in Volgograd and Shelehov.

Jinchuan Group, China's largest nickel producer, has appointed Cnem Corporation as its North American distributor.

GE Aviation and Italian surface treatment specialist Turbocoating SPA of Parma, Italy, have formed a 50/50 joint venture to provide thermal barrier coating

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced its new CEO

Sedan Dizdar, development engineer at Höganäs has been awarded the title ‘docent’ at KTH, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology.

Affiliates of American Securities, which owns PM specialist Metaldyne, have sold a total of 10,000,000 shares in an initial public offering (IPO) for Metal

Scientists in China have reportedly produced a metal 3D printing machine which astronauts will be able to use while on space missions.

Umicore says that is plans to build a new €20 million facility in Hemaraj, Thailand, for the production of emission control catalysts for light duty vehicl

Arcam has received an order for five of its Q10 systems from Italian orthopedic specialist Lima Corporate.

Concept Laser and design engineering firm RSC Engineering GmbH have announced a strategic partnership to develop the design and engineering of laser-fused

A new report suggests that the ceramic matrix composites market will swell to US$2.4 billion, with North America the largest market.

Heat treatment specialist Linde AG has appointed Dr Christian Bruch and Bernd Eulitz as new members of its executive board with effect from January 2015.

SKF plans to merge its two industrial business areas, Strategic Industries and Regional Sales and Service into its new Industrial Market business.

H.C. Starck and Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) have agreed to jointly develop products metal additive manufacturing (AM).

Umicore says that it has reached an agreement to purchase its 52% stake in Todini and Co, bringing Umicore’s ownership to 100%.

A UK research organisation has set up a new initiative to help develop standards and deliver safety and consistency in additive-manufactured products for e

Steel specialist voestalpine has reported a “largely solid performance” during the first half of the business year 2014/15.

Atlas Pressed Metals has made two appointments to its team.

Research and Markets has published Global Tungsten Powder Industry Report 2014.

GKN Automotive today announced it has moved into a new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT) says that it is closing its die cutting business in Qingdao, China.

North America eclipsed China as the biggest producer of rare earth metal molybdenum in the second quarter of 2014, the International Molybdenum Association

GKN Sinter Metals plant in Bonn has celebrated its 80th anniversary.

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