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Metal industry news, December 2017

GKN Aerospace signs South African contract

GKN Aerospace has signed a three year contract extension worth over US$8 million with the South African Air Force’s Gripen RM12 Engines.

UK car manufacturing fell by 4.6% in November, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Umicore has reached an agreement to acquire Materia's metathesis catalyst IP and business portfolio for a price of U$27 million.

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology was reportedly able achieve exception levels of strength and ductility when compared to counterparts.

Höganäs Brazil has added a wastewater process based on patent-pending electrocoagulation technology to a SKF bearing plant.

GKN plans to offer design, manufacturing and consultancy services to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team over the next few years.

The ASTM is calling for papers for the 19th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, taking place 19-23 May 2018, in Manchester, UK.

New research reveals that when spraying metal coatings, melting hinders rather than helps.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) is reportedly acquiring a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies.

The president of the SMMT has asked the UK government not to undermine the country’s automotive industry’s competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit.

Arcam AB plans to look into strategic alternatives regarding DiSanto Technology.

Gordon Hunter has been given the HR ‘Russ’ Ogden Award from ASTM International’s committee on reactive and refractory metals and alloys.

Höganäs says that it has acquired Metasphere Technology, a start-up based in Luleå, Sweden.

Alloy specialist Deere & Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, a manufacturer of road construction equipment.

The EPMA is calling for papers covering hot isostatic pressing (HIP) for the Euro PM2018 Congress & Exhibition.

GE and Concept Laser plan to open a new additive manufacturing (AM) plant in Lichtenfels, Germany.

The Association for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) says that is now accepting charter members till the end of 2018.

Powder metallurgy specialist Höganäs AB and Cortus Energy AB have opened what they say is the world’s first plant for renewable energy gas and green coke.

Umicore says that it has agreed to sell its European technical materials business to Saxonia Edelmetalle GmbH.

W Brian James has been honored with the Frank W. Reinhart Award from ASTM International’s committee on metal powders and metal powder products.

The SME has selected four university professors to receive its 2017 Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award.

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