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Metal industry news, April 2020

The organizers of Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia, originally scheduled for 9 to 11 June 2020 have been postponed to 8–10 June 2021.

Melrose Industries, which owns GKN, says that it has experienced a ‘significant deterioration’ in its end markets.

ASTM reports that all previously scheduled in-person June standards development meetings, including independent meetings, have been canceled.

Canadian PM producer Equispheres has reportedly raised a new round of funding totaling CAN$30 million.

Melrose Industries, which owns GKN, says that it has experienced a ‘significant deterioration’ in its end markets as a result of COVID-19.

Höganäs has sourced 165,000 surgical face masks to be used by hospital staff when caring for Covid-19 infected patients.

A report from analytics company GlobalData says that iron ore exports from India are expected to decline by around 25% to 23.3 Mt in 2020.

Italian companies Bercella and Beamit have announced a strategic partnership to improve research in the aviation, space and defence industries.

Höganäs has published its 2019 sustainability report on its website.

FORECAST 3D is reportedly manufacturing protective equipment and testing supplies to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Fraunhofer Institute has presented its automotive lightweight design award to Dr Yung-Li Lee of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Bruno Seufert of Daimler AG.

The MPIF has opened registration for its PM short course scheduled to take place from 10-12 August 2020 in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.

SAMPE has cancelled its upcoming 2020 conference scheduled to take place in Seattle, USA, in May.

Sandvik says that its High Precision Tubing business has adjusted production to prioritize orders related to COVID-19.

Metal Technology Co Ltd, a metal processing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has reportedly acquired Swedish-based Sandvik Powder Solutions AB.

Sandvik Coromant says that it has formed a joint venture with Microsoft to look into the digitalization of the manufacturing industry.

AM company SLM Solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with a Chinese medical device manufacturer, to 3D print surgical implants.

The SMMT suggests that the UK auto industry could suffer from a loss of around 200,000 units by the end of 2020.

Global metals and mining industry deals for February 2020 were worth US$1.66 billion, according to data analysis company GlobalData.

Ametek has completed the sale of its Reading Alloys business to Kymera International.

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