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Metal industry news, June 2021

PM industry leader recognized for lifetime achievement

Dr Randall German has been selected to receive the Kempton H Roll Powder Metallurgy (PM) Lifetime Achievement Award by the MPIF.

May engine production more than doubles

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that UK factories made 116,639 engines in May, more than double the output of May 2020.

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire Tricon Drilling Solutions Pty Ltd, a supplier of rock tools for the mining industry based in Perth, Australia.

Spanish 3D printing company Aenium and Pangea Aerospace have formed an agreement to 3D print propulsion systems for aerospace in Europe.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) says that registration is open for its 2021 Women in Finishing Forum.

Kaman has appointed C Todd Boone as its new vice president and general manager automation.

The EPMA has released an early version of its technical program for the Euro PM2021 Congress, taking place virtually from 18-22 October 2021.

Binder jetting specialist ExOne says that it has delivered more than two million metal parts to customers worldwide.

The MPIF reports that Olivia Schmidt has joined Kymera International as its new chief commercial officer.

Umicore says that it has invested in Solid Power, a Colorado-based developer of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.

Global standards organization ASTM International says that it plans to host its October commit-tee week in person.

Magnus Hall, previously CEO of energy companies Vattenfall and Holmen, has been named Höganäs’ new chairman of the board.

The organizers of M&T Expo, say that the next event will take place from 30 August to 2 September 2022, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The EPMA has launched a survey aimed at collecting data on the way PM companies are handling sustainability.

PyroGenesis Canada says that it has shipped its first commercial samples of NexGen plasma atomized titanium powder to the aerospace industry.

Airbus says that its Aerospace Integrated Research and Test Centre (AIRTeC) has been officially opened in Bristol, UK.

Umicore has appointed Mathias Miedreich as its new CEO, replacing Marc Grynberg.

PM producer PyroGenesis Canada Inc has made two executive appointments.

3D Systems has agreed to sell its on-demand custom manufacturing business to Trilantic North America, a private equity firm.

Umicore has joined the development of Re I Source, a way to responsibly trace produced cobalt from the mine for use in electric cars.

Franklin Bronze Precision Components says that the company has achieved ISO 9001:2015 Recertification.

Verder Scientific has agreed to acquire all shares of US company Mager Scientific, a distributor of metallographic and hardness testing equipment.

ASM International has formed a collaboration with the Japanese Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM) to exchange materials science knowledge and ideas.

Materials specialist QuesTek has received three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards to create new materials development software.

ASTM has published its annual report, covering its development of standards in industries such as commercial spaceflight and additive manufacturing (AM).

The SMMT reports that UK factories made 129,691 engines in April 2021, a big increase compared to April 2020 when only 1,147 were produced.

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