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Metal industry news, March 2020

ASTM International says that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings, including independent meetings, have been canceled.

The European Association of the Machine Tool Industries is calling on AM companies to produce equipment for hospitals following the coronavirus outbreak.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has cancelled its co-located conferences WorldPM2020, AMPM2020, and Tungsten2020.

The ASTM has proposed an international standard to help industries obtain properly coated thermal spray aluminum coated carbon steel pipe.

The Materials Processing Institute says that it has been awarded £22 million to improve the country’s steel and metals sector.

EPMA has launched its EPMA 2020 Powder Metallurgy Component Awards, open to anyone who makes components made by powder metal (PM) processes

The MPIF has launched the technical programs have been released for its co-located PM, Metal AM, and tungsten conferences.

EPMA’s 33rd General Assembly, due to take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 1-2 April will now take place on online, the powder metal organization said.

ASTM's standards development meetings, planned to take place in Boston and Prague in April, have been canceled due to the spread of Covid-19.

Arburg has reportedly opened a new training center at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.

The organizers of Hannover Messe 2020 report that the show has been postponed to 13–17 July 2020.

Element Materials Technology (Element) has invested in a powder characterization testing site for AM at its laboratory in California.

Plansee Japan has opened a new 5,000 m2 production hall in the town of Esashi.

GKN Aerospace has been selected to provide maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) for the Swedish Air Force’s Gripen E RM16 engines.

A new consortium led by the Fraunhofer Institute and Daimler has developed a way of building auto components that are up to 33% lighter.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has published its Global Powder Coatings 2019 Market Report.

GKN Aerospace has reported 2019 revenues of £3,852 million, up from £3,534 million in 2018.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has appointed Dan Nagy as its new vice president of international programs.

Carpenter Technology reports a net income of US$38.8 million, or US$0.79 earnings per diluted share.

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