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Metal industry news, January 2018

GKN Aerospace says that a total of 39 Fokker aircraft were placed in 2017, compared with 42 transactions in 2016.

The MPIF has reported the death of Stanley (Stan) Abkowitz recently at the age of 90.

Diana Lados the founder and director of WPI’s Integrative Materials Design Center has been elected a fellow of ASM International.

GKN has published information about its upcoming company strategy.

ASTM International announced its first proficiency testing program in additive manufacturing (AM).

A scientist from South Korea has reportedly developed technology for reinforcing metal matrix composites with carbon nanotubes.

Eugene A Golebiowski has won the Copper Club Award from ASTM International’s committee on copper and copper alloys.

GKN says that it has received a preliminary and unsolicited acquisition proposal from financial services firm Melrose.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has launched a new training course to help support and develop the powder metallurgy sector.

Sandvik has completed its divestment Sandvik Process Systems to FAM AB.

Hardmetals company Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest Hyperion to US-listed investment firm KKR for SEK4 billion.

John Catterall, executive director, Auto Steel Partnership, talks about his role.

Dr Paul J. Wolcott, applications engineer additive manufacturing at General Motors talks about his role.

The EPMA reports that the Abstract Submission Deadline for the Euro PM2018 Congress and Exhibition is 24 January 2018.

ASTM International has released a new video to shows its work in helping develop standards.

GE Additive has opened its first ‘Customer Experience Center’ in Munich, Germany.

AM specialist Sintavia, has begun construction on a new 55,000 ft2 manufacturing facility located in Florida, USA.

Ames Laboratory has improved on its 2016 performance and now exceeds expectations in a majority of the key performance areas measured by the DOE.

Aliancys has announced a price increase for its complete product portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and India.

Umicore has opened a production site to make cathode materials used in Li-Ion rechargeable batteries in Jiangmen, China.

Höganäs reports that it has signed an agreement to acquire H.C. Starck’s surface technology and ceramic powders division, STC.

GE Sweden Holdings AB has agreed to acquire shares in Arcam for SEK 345 per share.

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