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Metal industry news, December 2015

Top 5 news items of 2015 from Materials Today.

UK CV production grows by a quarter

Commercial vehicle production in the UK saw a 24.6% uplift in November 2015.

The U.S. Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has nominated three individuals to join its Hall of Fame.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Optomec reports that GE Ventures and Autodesk Inc have both made strategic investments in the company.

Abbott Furnace Company, has made three new appointments to its team, according to the MPIF.

The EPMA has announced that Jonathan Wroe, EPMA executive director, passed away on Friday 4 December after a short illness.

Makin Metals has appointed Phil Wilcock as finance director, replacing Brian Hope.

NTN Corporation's consolidated subsidiaries NTN Powder Metal Corporation and Nippon Kagaku Yakin Co Ltd have merged.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has entered into a joint venture with Loxley Public Company Limited.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts and China Automotive Import and Export Co Ltd (CAIEC) have formed a joint venture.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has announced net sales of US$455.6 million in Q1 2016, compared to sales of US$549.8 million in the same period of 2015.

Dr. Michael Krehl has resigned from his position at PMG Holding GmbH due to different opinions on group strategy.

Metal chemicals company OM Group Inc plans to change its name to Vectra Co.

Bodycote reports 7.5% lower revenue from the period from July to October 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.

Kennametal Inc today reported its results for the 2016 fiscal Q1 ended 30 September 2015.

ATI has reported Q3 2015 sales of US$833 million and a net loss attributable to ATI of US$145 million.

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