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Metal industry news, January 2016

Zenyatta makes progress on graphite powder testing

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd says that it has made progress on its research into the graphite powder produced from its mine in Albany, Canada.

World’s biggest steel powder plant proposed

Metalvalue SAS and ASCO Industries have reportedly joined forces to create a new company, Metalvalue Powder.

ASTM International has named 2016 as its ‘Year of the SME: Small Business in Action’ at its first major meeting of the year.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) in the US has created a series of educational videos based on its Combustion Seminar.

Tomas Eliasson has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of Sandvik and member of the group executive management.

Hoeganaes Corporation has achieved AS9100C Quality Management System certification.

Congratulations to our editors listed in Thomson Reuters 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015'.

H.C. Starck has received certification for processing ‘conflict-free’ tantalum raw materials for the fifth time in a row.

Thomas Amato, president and CEO Metaldyne LLC, has left the company to pursue other interests.

ASTM has presented the Gary M. Kralik Distinguished Service Award to Michael Gold of Gold Metallurgical Services LLC in Ohio, USA.

Dynacast, a manufacturer of precision metal components, has signed an agreement to acquire Tek-Cast Inc/MH Machining Group, based in Illinois, USA.

Reseach and Markets suggests that the global 3D printing powder market could reach US$636.9 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 24.4% from 2015 to 2020.

Ulrika Rask-Lindholm has been appointed vice president communications of Höganäs AB.

US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Dr Victoria Ossadnik has been appointed to the supervisory board of heat treatment specialist Linde AG, succeeding Klaus-Peter Müller.

Planetary Resources and 3D Systems have 3D printed a logo using material from a pulverized, powdered and processed asteroid.

Does AM technology really herald the end of the traditional manufacturing industry?

Magna International Inc has completed its acquisition of the Getrag group of companies, a supplier of automotive transmissions.

Tata Steel UK Limited has entered negotiations for the potential sale of its long products business in Europe.

Five technology centers, coordinated by AIMPLAS, have developed new coatings for plastics, wood, metal, ceramics and glass.

UK automotive engine output rose 3.5% in November 2015 according to the SMMT.

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