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Metal industry news, July 2015

The global powder metallurgy market is likely to reach US$8.7 billion by the end of 2020, up from US$6.06 billion in 2013, according to a new report.

RTI International Metals has been selected to provide finished titanium structural parts by Airbus for its new A350-1000 aircraft program.

Almonty Industries Inc is to acquire tungsten producer Woulfe Mining Corp, making it one of the world’s largest producers of tungsten.

AM specialist Renishaw’s new Innovation Centre has been formally opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

America Makes is releasing to its membership its America Makes Capabilities Database.

America Makes has announced the name of the nine projects it plans to fund as part of its call for AM applied research and development projects.

ARC Group Worldwide’s additive manufacturing (AM) division, 3D Material Technologies, has purchased additional metal 3D printing machines.

Proto Labs Inc has acquired a new facility to expand its 3D printing service into a larger and more efficient additive manufacturing (AM) space.

EOS has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions to develop products combining both companies’ technologies.

Arcam says that its net sales increased by 136 % to SEK262 million between January and June 2015, up from SEK111 million.

The EPMA reports that PM Structural Parts will once again feature in the Euro PM technical program.

Jane LaGoy, technical services manager at Bodycote, has been given the 2015 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award.

Sinterite has recently installed a 12-zone Continuous Belt Humpback Brazing Furnace.

SKF has reported net sales of SEK39 415 million for the year to date, up from SEK34 689 million for the same period in 2014.

A new technical report on a graphite mine in Canada, suggests that the mine could produce graphite powder pure enough to be used in PM products.

Sigma Labs Inc has formed a joint venture with Cincinnati-based Arete Innovative Solutions LLC.

Linear Mold & Engineering has added new 3D printing machinery to help match the company’s rapid growth.

Sandvik Mining has been awarded a major materials handling contract in South Africa.

A team of scientists working within a European consortium has now taken the breakthrough in ultrasound degassing of molten aluminium alloys.

Sandvik Coromant plans to develop its business with a special focus on sustainability.

UK-based Atomising Systems Limited (ASL) has expanded its workforce to cope with a major influx of orders for metal powder.

The Certech business of Morgan Advanced Materials has appointed Steve Tiley to the new role of sales and marketing manager, based at Corby in the UK.

NanoSteel, has received a US$10 million venture loan facility to develop its advanced portfolio of patented steel alloys.

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Patrick Weymer has been appointed sales & applications engineer at industrial furnace supplier J.L. Becker, part of Gasbarre.

China's graphene market could achieve a CAGR of 95% from 2014 to 2020, driven by composites and touch screen end users.

H.C. Starck has received confirmation that it processes conflict-free tungsten raw materials.

The UK automotive sector reached its all time highest turnover of £69.5 billion in 2014.

The head of sustainable business at Sandvik has spoken at the international negotiations for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Metaldyne’s Indian, operation has been recognized by Ford Motor Company with a World Excellence Award for production in clutch modules.

Lightweight metals specialist Alcoa says that it will permanently close its Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil.

Plansee Group says that it increased its consolidated sales in the fiscal year 2014/15 to €1.26 billion.

GKN Automotive has officially opened its new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

ASTM International has presented its Award of Merit to Sherri Bingert, senior science advisor.

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