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Metal industry news, January 2019

Höganäs appoints new Chair

Kurt Jofs has assumed the position of Chairman of the Höganäs board, succeeding Staffan Bohman, who has been Chairman since 2013.

New president for Höganäs

Höganäs has appointed Hans Keller as president of surface and joining technologies.

APMI International has named the winners of its 2019 Fellow Award. The recipients are Joseph Tunick Strauss and John L Johnson.

Heating specialist Wall Colmonoy plans to run a spring session of its Modern Furnace Brazing School.

Trade show organizer Messe München has laid plans for a new conference for industrial ceramics.

Gasbarre Products has launched a new website and reorganized its product groups.

Taking place in Colorado, USA, the seminar will take place in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee.

Gas specialist Linde’s board of directors has reportedly authorized a share repurchase program for up to US$6 billion of its ordinary shares.

Umicore says that it has been ranked seventh in the 2019 top 100 of the world’s most sustainable companies.

The MPIF has published A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing.

ASTM’s International committee on metal powders and metal powder products is reportedly sponsoring a workshop covering powder characterization.

NCDMM board member Thomas R Kurfess, has been appointed chief manufacturing officer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Research could improve layered materials and predict earthquakes

Aerospace company Spirit AeroSystems has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Boeing.

ASTM is sponsoring the 19th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry.

Molding specialist Arburg has appointed Raffaele Abbruzzetti as manager of the company’s Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo, Milan.

UK new car registrations fell 6.8% in 2018 to 2.37m units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) has reported.

Brazing company Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze has appointed Jim Lockbaum as business development manager.

Arburg's subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has celebrated its ten-year anniversary.

The EPMA, organizers of Euro PM2019, says that the deadline to submit abstracts for the show is 23 January 2019.

The MPIF says that it has finalized the keynote speech for MIM2019, taking place in Orlando, Florida, USA, from 25–27 February 2019.

UK steel supplier Hillfoot has appointed Peter Morris to the newly-created role of purchasing director.

Stewart Lane, corporate manager at AM company Renishaw, has been selected as chairman of CECIMO's new AM committee.

Heat treatment specialist Bodycote has officially opened its new facility in Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) has reported a 14.2% decline in UK engine production in November 2018.

The EPMA has launched EuroFM, a sectoral group covering functional materials.

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