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Metal industry news, May 2018

Lightweight vehicle project officially kicked off

An EU-funded cross-border automotive project, entitled Light Vehicle 2025, has been officially started by six partners.

Eastman Automated Cutting Machines has appointed iSpecc as distributor.

Hypertherm says that it has published record results in its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has released the first in a series of videos promoting powder coating technology to manufacturers.

Hypertherm, which makes industrial cutting systems and software, has made number 30 on the Forbes list of the 500 Best Midsize Employers

Gervais Jacques, MD of Rio Tinto Aluminium, has been appointed the new chair of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI).

Aluminum specialist Aeromet plans to improve its A20X alloy for use in additive manufacturing (AM) and produce a set of demonstrator parts.

NanoSteel’s AM business unit has reportedly taken first place in the Innovation Audition prize which took place at the TCT&Rapid 3D printing show.

3D Systems says that it plans to qualify metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to build naval warships.

The MPIF says that it has put in place new networking events during POWDERMET2018 and AMPM2018.

Höganäs' board of directors has appointed Paul Schrotti and Johanna Rosén as new members.

Hypertherm, which makes industrial cutting systems and software, is celebrating its 50 year anniversary.

EOS and UseTree, a German-based research project team, have won an iF product design award in the apps/software category.

PostProcess Technologies, which makes post-printing software for industrial 3D printing, has launched its Connect3D software platform.

Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg has said to shareholders that the company’s revenue and earnings would keep growing materially in 2018.

The SMMT says that 147,471 cars were manufactured UK production lines in March 2018, a decrease of 13.3% on same month in 2017.

Franklin Bronze has confirmed a number of its staffing changes in the company in order to improve resource management and customer satisfaction.

ASTM International’s committee on copper and copper alloys has presented the Award of Merit to the director of industrial company Mueller Industries.

Wall Colmonoy says that its next European Modern Furnace Brazing School takes place from 9-11 October 2018 in Pontardawe, Wales, UK.

The makers of a steel milling grade offering insert tool life and stable production have won the Wilhelm Haglund medal for product developer of the year.

Sandvik has published its interim report for Q1 2018.

ASTM International has presented its Award of Merit to Joseph M Tauber, staff engineer at Kennametal Inc.

The SUPREME Project, of which the EPMA is a key partner, has published its first newsletter 2018.

Sandvik says that it plans to acquire French software company Metrologic Group from Astorg Partners for €360 million.

America Makes has announced the names of the projects that will receive funding for US aerospace development.

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