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Metal industry news, September 2019

UK engine production up 7.6% in August

UK automotive engine manufacturing rose 7.6% in August following the summer shutdown, according to The SMMT.

Materials specialist Umicore has formed a multi-year strategic supply agreement with Korean chemical company LG Chem.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has published its 2019 Edition of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products.

GE Additive has opened a new 40,000 m2 campus in Lichtenfels, Germany.

Plansee USA says that it is celebrating its 80-year anniversary.

2019 British car manufacturing output declined 10.6% in July, with 108,239 units produced, according to figures from the SMMT.

PyroGenesis Canada, which makes plasma atomized metal powder, reports Q2 revenues of CAN$913,769, a decrease from CAN $1,421,352 in Q2 2018.

Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH says that it has completed its acquisition of Friatec’s advanced ceramics business operations.

GE Additive has opened an additive manufacturing (AM) site in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The EPMA has made a set of videos exploring the last three decades of powder metallurgy.

Engineering software company nTopology, headquartered in the US, has opened its first European office in Regensburg, Germany.

Heat treatment and manmade fiber specialist Oerlikon has published its Q2 and half year 2019 reports.

Oerlikon has appointed Philipp Müller as its new chief financial officer (CFO) .

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US has appointed Gino Spinos as its first director of manufacturing engineering.

ASTM International has launched a new video highlighting the growing role of women in developing technical standards.

Christian Lönne has been appointed the new CEO of Digital Metal, a Höganäs’ subsidiary that manufactures 3D printers for metal powders.

Apprenticeships provider Skills Training UK has launched a new industrial coatings apprenticeship standard for the materials testing sector.

Höganäs says that this year’s Ulf Engström Award has been given to Yoshinobu Takeda, technical support engineer at Höganäs in Japan.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that UK engine manufacturing was stable in July 2019.

Jonathan M Pratt has been named president of TA Instruments, a specialist in thermal analysis and testing technologies.

Gold nano sheets for flexible electronic applications

The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4 million to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap.

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