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Metal industry news, December 2020

Award for Inprotec MD

Inprotec MD, Chris Oldroyd, has reportedly been awarded chartered environmentalist and chartered engineer status by the IOM3.

Organic films just a single molecule thick can make metals such as aluminum easier to cut by inducing localized embrittlement.

SLM Solutions says that its NXG XII 600 metal 3D printer can be used to manufacture parts for powertrain applications.

General Motors (AM) has opened a new 15,000 ft2 3D printing facility, called the Additive Industrialization Center (AIC).

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that UK engine output fell by 8.2% in November.

Composite tubing manufacturer Polygon Composites has appointed Randy Rice as its new CEO.

The EPMA has confirmed that Euro PM2021 will take place once again online, from 18-22 October 2021.

Umicore has reported adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of around €530 million for the full year.

Shashi S Shukla, the current President EMEA of Höganäs AB, has been appointed to the EPMA council to represent the metal powders sector.

Aubert & Duval and Mitsubishi Power have formed a new licensing partnership.

Scientists at the University of Huddersfield have researched a new hardening precipitate of a new alloy that resists particle radiation.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that its current president, Dr George Gillespie OBE, will serve a third term in 2021.

Jack Chapman, an embedded electronic engineering apprentice at Renishaw, has been awarded Outstanding Apprentice of the Year.

Höganäs has expanded its powder production capabilities with the opening of a vacuum induction gas atomizer (VIGA) plant.

The SMMT reports that there was a decline in UK engine manufacturing in October 2020, with output declining by 20.1%.

Melrose Industries, which owns GKN businesses, says that it is trading ‘at the top end’ of the board’s expectations for 2020.

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