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Metal industry news, November 2015

A team of scientists at NIST has developed a method of measuring material stress that takes more aspects of the part into account.

Mats Backman, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Sandvik has decided to leave the company.

The voestalpine Group has opened a new plant in its metal forming division, in Shenyang, China.

voestalpine Precision Strip GmbH is acquiring the Wickeder Steel Company, based in Wisconsin, USA.

Dr. Sarbajit Banerjee has been awarded the Rosenhain Medal and Prize by the IOM3 for his research in new materials design.

The 2016 edition of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products has been released by the MPIF.

Patrick J. McGeehan has been elected the 28th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

Morgan Advanced Materials has made two new additions to its range of crucible coatings for the foundry sector.

A Spanish cancer patient has received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage manufactured at CSIRO’s 3D printing facility.

GKN plc has issued a trading update with organic sales growth of 2%, in line with expectations.

Global production of molybdenum increased to 142.1 million pounds in the second quarter of 2015, up 10% from 128.8 million pounds in the previous quarter.

New car registrations in the UK have dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years, according to a new report by the SMMT.

Umicore has recently entered into an agreement to sell all of its shares in beLife to its joint venture partner Prayon.

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) has made three new appointments to its commercial team.

Johnson Electric has completed its acquisition of Stackpole International, a supplier of powder metal components, primarily for automotive applications.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has launched its Powder Metallurgy Component Awards 2016.

Kempton H. Roll, founding executive director of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) died on 4 November 2015, following a short illness.

Angstron Materials Inc plans to ramp up production of graphene from 300 metric tons a year to 1000 metric tons a year.

GKN has won a Silver Performance Award from automotive supplier Johnson Controls (JCI).

Beko Technologies plans to move premises to Redditch, UK.

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