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Metal industry news, October 2019

Date set for next Euro PM

The EPMA says that its next Euro PM Congress & Exhibition will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 4–7 October 2020.

Euro PM2019 report

Euro PM2019 attracted over 300 oral and poster presentations and over 1100 participants, while the exhibition featured over 100 exhibiting companies.

GKN Powder Metallurgy, a major producer of metal powder and parts, plans to acquire Forecast 3D, a specialist in plastic additive manufacturing.

Höganäs says that its new atomizing plant has received building approval by the local council.

Umicore has reportedly opened a new production facility for fuel cell catalysts in SongDo Incheon City (Seoul area), Korea.

Sandvik has reported revenues of SEK 25,163 million in Q3 2019, compared to SEK 24 283 million in the same period of the previous year.

Metal powder specialist Höganäs AB has been awarded the Industry Gender Equality Prize 2019 by the Swedish government.

Financial Times and Inclusive Boards have named Sandvik board member Jennifer Allerton as one of the 100 most influential women in Engineering in the UK.

Umicore has reportedly renewed its global sustainable development agreement with union federation IndustriALL Global Union for another four years.

The MPIF says that its next PM parts compacting/tooling seminar will take place in State College, Pennsylvania, from 19-20 November 2019.

Siemens and Materials Solutions, a Siemens business, have opened an innovation center in Orlando, Florida.

Equispheres says that in tests its metal powders allowed for a 50% increase in production speeds and a 20-30% increase in a-basis mechanical performance.

The 10th International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials (Tungsten2020) has announced a call for papers.

Umicore says that it has reportedly changes its current corporate governance model.

Element Materials Technology has announced that its current CFO, Jo Wetz, will succeed Charles Noall as CEO.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has elected Paul K Oldroyd to its board of directors.

Standards developer ASTM International has announced a second round of funding to support additive manufacturing (AM) standards research.

Plansee has reportedly begun construction on a new training center in Breitenwang, Austria.

The EPMA says that it will hold a meeting to discuss implementing a project focused on analysing PM mechanical behavior and microstructures.

Laser physicist Dr Constantin Häfner has been appointed the new director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT).

Plansee and Ceratizit say that 41 apprentices have started their vocational training at the companies.

Verder Scientific has agreed to acquire all shares of Chinese company EZ-mat and become its sole owner.

The EPMA says that a newly updated Euro PM2019 Congress and Exhibition technical program is now online.

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