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Metal industry news, August 2015

Makin Metals has appointed Michael Yan as its East Asia sales manager, representing China, Korea and Japan.

Optomec has signed a distribution agreement with Viwa to represent its LENS range of 3D metal printers in Mexico and Central America.

The World PM2016 Call for Papers is now available to download on the event website.

The MPIF says that its recent Basic PM Short Course held at State College, Pennsylvania, USA, was a success.

The MPIF has now published the proceedings of the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials.

Berkshire Hathaway is to acquire PM component manufacturer Precision Castparts Corp (PCC) for around US$37.2 billion.

Kennametal Inc has been awarded the Bosch Global Supplier Award 2015 from Robert Bosch GmbH.

GLE Precision, a manufacturer of tungsten carbide tooling, gauges and product components used in a range of industries, has been acquired by VPC.

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has published a new brochure exploring the contributions that molybdenum makes to sustainable development.

Umicore has posted half year revenues of €1,348.9 million (excluding metal) compared to €1,207.2 million in 2014.

Global production of molybdenum fell to 128.8 million pounds in the first quarter of 2015, reports the IMOA.

SKF has completed its divestment of Canfield Technologies, Inc to Gen Cap America, a private equity firm headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. plans to amend a long-term tantalum sales contract with Global Advanced Metals USA (GAM US).

GKN Sinter Metals has unveiled its newly renovated facility in St Mary’s, Pennsylvania.

Stackpole International is to be acquired by Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, a global manufacturer in electric motors and motion subsystems.

Sundar V. Atre has joined the US University of Louisville, as Endowed Chair of Manufacturing and Materials.

GKN plc has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group BV from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of €706 million (£499 million).

The MPIF has selected a paper to receive the 2015 MPIF Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award.

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group has reported Q2 2015 revenue of US$257.4 million, an 8% decrease from US$278.9 million in Q2 2014.

U.S. Metal Powders (USMP) has announced that Colin DeVille has joined its subsidiary Poudres Hermillon SARL as general manager.

Renishaw plc has announced the appointment of Clive Martell, former president and CEO of Delcam, to a new role as head of global additive manufacturing.

Sandvik Coromant is sponsoring the global WorldSkills Competition.

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