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Metal industry news, May 2017

Industrial gas supplier Air Products has launched a new sales center in the West Midlands, UK.

Eramet Group has posted EBITDA of €375 million and positive free cash-flow of €226 million in the second half of 2016.

Erasteel and Chinese company Advanced Technology & Materials Co Ltd (AT&M) have signed a memorandum of understanding.

Driveline company American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has been named one of America’s best employers by Forbes magazine.

Peter Mitterbauer, the chairman of the board of management at Miba, has been named as an honorary doctor at the Vienna University of Technology.

The US Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) has organized a workshop on the dynamics of powder spreading for metal additive manufacturing (AM).

South America became the biggest molybdenum producing area in 2016 with 178.5 million lbs, a 14% increase on the total for 2015.

Sandvik Materials Technology says that it plans to divest the welding and stainless wire parts of its wire operations.

3D printing company 3D Metalforge has opened the 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in Singapore.

Sandvik’s Wilhelm Haglund Medal has been awarded for the development of materials that can cope with extreme temperatures.

The Ulf Engström Award 2017 has been awarded to Bo Hu, who works with Höganäs product development in North America.

MIba AG is to acquire 100% of Mahle Metal Leve Miba Sinterizados (MMLMS).

Attendee lists for POWDERMET2017 and AMPM2017, taking place in June in Las Vegas, are now available.

Sandvik Osprey Ltd has formed a relationship with Desktop Metal to be a preferred supplier of a range of its alloy powders.

GE reports that it has invested approximately US$1.5 billion in advanced manufacturing and additive technologies.

The MPIF has announced its intention to form a trade association for the metal additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

Tessa F Stillman has been presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the ASTM International Committee on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products.

Dassault Systèmes and industrial engineering firm Sogeti High Tech plan to form an additive manufacturing (AM) partnership.

The EPMA has filmed a number of interviews with members of the Technical Program Committee for Euro PM2017.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist the FIT Group has opened its German headquarters and new manufacturing facility.

Drive specialist Maxon Motor is expanding its headquarters in Switzerland.

Materials engineering company Wall Colmonoy says that Robert Davies is its new operations director.

Thermal processing specialist Harper International, and Ferrite Microwave Technologies have formed a strategic relationship.

Ceramic manufacturer CeramTec has acquired Morgan Advanced Materials’ UK Electro-Ceramics business.

GKN Sinter Metals has developed a new ecommerce platform for metal additive manufacturing (AM) called InstAMetal.

Registration has opened for the Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course.

Desktop Metal has developed metal 3D printing systems which it says are 10 times less expensive than existing technology.

General Moly reports that it ended Q1 with a cash balance of approximately US$7.1 million as compared to US$8.5 million at year-end 2016.

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