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Metal industry news, April 2015

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy.

Metalysis produces commercial-scale tantalum powder

Metalysis says that has completed a series of successful commercial production runs of tantalum powder.

W.S. Tyler plans to exhibit the Hosokawa e200LS Alpine Air Jet Sieve at PowderMet 2015, which takes place from May 17–20, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Kyocera Unimerco (KUA) has acquired Garsdalo Medienos Technologija UAB.

Umicore has filed a response to a complaint filed by BASF and the University of Chicago Argonne in the United States ITC.

Canada-based Corrosion and Abrasion Solutions Ltd (CASL) is to acquire Thermal Spray Industries Ltd (TSI).

Rio Tinto has reported global iron ore shipments of 72.5 million tonnes, 9% higher than in the first quarter of 2014.

LPW Technology has expanded its presence in Asia-Pacific by creating a new partnership with Chinese 3D printing trading company Shanghai Dream Arising.

The first ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces young investigator has been awarded to Materials Today Editorial Board member Alejandro Briseño.

Renishaw’s additive manufacturing products division has relocated to a larger 90,000 sq ft facility in Stone, Staffordshire, UK.

The MPIF has issued a call for papers for MIM2016, which takes place in Irvine, California, from 7–9 March 2016.

GKN Aerospace is to lead a collaborative research program to develop titanium powder for AM.

General Moly has announced an investment and security purchase agreement with AMER International Group.

3D Systems has acquired Chinese 3D printing sales and service provider Easyway Design and Manufacture Co.

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through.

The UK commercial vehicle market grew 25.3% in March to 67,965 units, according to the SMMT.

Siemens AG has selected Molycorp to supply rare earth materials for use in wind turbine generator magnets.

SKF is investing in the construction of a large-size bearing (LSB) test center in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Additive manufacturing specialist Arcam AB has put in place a new sales and support operation in the UK and Ireland.

Christian Johansson has been appointed senior vice president and CFO of AB SKF.

Adriano Machado has been appointed president of Höganäs Brasil Ltda and Head of Region South America.

Höganäs AB plans to acquire 100% of Welsh lubricants manufacturer Abril Industrial Waxes Ltd, in June.

A partnership between Morgan Advanced Materials’ Certech business and a manufacturer of turbine blades has entered its third decade.

H.C. Starck increased its sales volume to €785.9 million in 2014 (2013: 703.9 million).

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in the UK is leading two new European research projects to develop advanced manufacturing technologies f

Proto Labs Inc has added two nickel steel materials (Catamold FN02 and FN0205) and a chrome-moly material (Catamold 42CrMo4) to its metal injection molding

Renishaw has collaborated with Materialise, a provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software to develop the Renishaw Build Processor, new software for i

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Irish engineering group Mincon has acquired, for cash, the business and assets of Marshalls Hard Metals Limited, one of Europe's leading tungsten carbide m

Makin Metals and its owner, Beijing-based electrolytic copper powder producer GRIPM, have invested in new atomising equipment which will make a significant

Olof Faxander, president and CEO at Sandvik, has been presented with the ‘CEO driving Diversity’ award by a Swedish management magazine.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics has launched its new TCA 125 brick developed in response to growing customer demand.

Molycorp has reported 2014 net revenues of US$475.6 million, a 14% decrease when compared to 2013.

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