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Metal industry news, May 2019

UK car manufacturing output decreased by almost half in April, according to figures published today by the SMMT.

Four new metal printing powders

EOS has developed four new metal materials for additive manufacturing (AM).

Umicore and mining company Glencore have entered into an agreement for the supply of cobalt hydroxide (cobalt) for Umicore’s battery materials.

Materials specialist Sandvik says that it has launched four sustainability goals for 2030.

Umicore plans to acquire Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Kokkola, Finland, for US$190 million.

The four-month accelerator, offering $50,000 in funding, is now accepting applications - apply before 30th May

Researchers are replacing trial and error with computational methods to more readily reveal promising new compositions

The MPIF reports that Harry D Ambs passed away in March 2019.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to develop large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing (AM) technology for a range of new materials.

Sandvik says that it has partnered with science promotion company Molecular Frontiers to increase young people’s interest in science and technology.

Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of SouthernCarlson Inc.

Freeman Technology plans to host a webinar entitled ‘Working with powders: how comprehensive characterisation can optimise your process’.

GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened a new headquarters and additive manufacturing (AM) center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.

The NCDMM has given its Lawrence J Rhoades Award to Mark F Huston, previously vice president at Kennametal.

3D printing company FIT Additive Manufacturing Group has installed a hot isostatic press (HIP) with uniform rapid quenching (URQ).

The EPMA says that it has published its third Supreme project newsletter.

The EPMA says that some spaces are still available for the Young Engineers Day 2019.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has appointed Dr Dean L Bartles as its next president and CEO.

Union Process has built a QL100 circulation Attritor (grinder) for a large automotive accessories supplier.

Rory Montgomery has won the Copper Club Award of the ASTM International committee on copper and copper alloys.

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