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Metal industry news, January 2020

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that Chris Owen will step down as chief executive of its industry forum.

Metal powder manufacturer Equispheres, based in Ottawa, Canada, has been awarded funding and support from a cleantech organization.

Dalia Yarom, director of the standardization division at the Standards Institution of Israel (SII), has joined the ASTM International board of directors.

Sandvik has completed its acquisition of Summerill Tube Corporation.

Seco Tools has reached an agreement to acquire the cutting tools division of a 20-year-old privately-owned Mexican company.

Ultrasound offers more robust metal 3D printing

The CCAI says that Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, will present at its Women in Finishing forum.

Sandvik says that it is reviewing the potential closure of a production plant for round tools within its Walter division in Frankfurt, Germany.

Arburg has appointed Guido Frohnhaus as managing director of technology and engineering at Arburg GmbH.

Andrew G Kireta Jr from the US-based Copper Development Association Inc has started his term as the chair of the ASTM International board of directors.

Sintavia plans to help found a trade group for additive manufacturers focused on promoting the environmental benefits of AM.

GKN Automotive says that it will standardize a range of 3-in-1 systems for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The technical program committees for WorldPM2020, AMPM2020 and Tungsten2020, have confirmed the programs for the events,

Michael J Brisson, technical adviser at the Savannah River National Laboratory in the US, has been appointed to the ASTM International board of directors.

Brazing specialist Wall Colmonoy has appointed Chris Weirman as technical director of its European headquarters in the UK.

UK engine manufacturing fells 13.9% in November 2019, according to a report by the The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has strengthened ties with India following a trade mission to the country.

Stephen Pickles, process development technician at Renishaw has received an award for his dedication to STEM education outreach.

Walter, a division of Sandvik Machining Solutions, plans to acquire US based company Melin Tool Company, a manufacturer of solid carbide tools.

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