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Metal industry news, August 2016

Winfried J Huppmann, a distinguished member of the international PM community, passed away on 13 August 2016, reports the MPIF.

Date set for atomizing short course

Atomising Systems Ltd has announced the dates of their next short course on atomization for metal powders.

Höganäs has won two awards for best paper and best poster at the 11th International Conference on Brazing.

An official call for presentations has been announced for the AMPM2017 show.

An official call for papers and posters has been announced for Powdermet2017.

Gas specialist Linde AG has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks about a potential merger with Praxair Inc.

UK 3D printing specialist Croft Additive Manufacturing is to distribute a range of industrial optical 3D scanners in the UK and Ireland.

Zenyatta has appointed Mara Strazdins as VP corporate communications and investor relations.

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc reports Q2 2016 net sales of US$728 million, compared to US$800 million in Q2 2015.

Morgan Advanced Materials plans to create a Carbon Science Center of Excellence at Pennsylvania State University.

The Plansee Group reports that in the 2015/16 fiscal year it achieved consolidated sales of €1.18 billion.

The Mahle group’s supervisory board has appointed Bernd Eckl to its management board with effect from 1 January 2017.

Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have reportedly developed a faster production process based on selective laser melting (SLM).

Automotive component supplier SHW AG has published its preliminary figures for the first six months of the fiscal year 2016.

MIM specialist Phillips-Medisize Corporation has acquired Medicom Innovation Partner.

Alloy supplier Franklin Bronze Precision Components has appointed John Nichols as general manager (GM).

H.C. Starck reports that its powder divisions will become independent limited liability companies (GmbHs).

thyssenkrupp has acquired its former investee company Thyssen Ros Casares SA, based in southeastern Spain.

Dmitry Shashkov, president and CEO of H.C. Starck’s Fabricated Products Division, is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

Kennametal has reported 2016 sales of US$2,098 million, compared with US$2,647 million last year.

Arcam reports that its net sales increased by 17 % to SEK 307.6 million from SEK 262.0 million from January – June 2016.

GKN has reported sales up 17% from £3,853 million to £4,518 million in its latest six months' report.

Bodycote, a leading thermal processing services provider, has opened a new plant in Greenville, South Carolina.

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