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Metal industry news, July 2021

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that 157,623 auto engines were manufactured in in June, 0.6% more than in June.

Teijin Limited has launched a website focused on its sustainability initiatives.

Umicore has reported revenues for the first six months of 2021 of €2.1 billion, an increase of 37% year on year.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) says that it has donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Florida, USA.

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The Plansee Group has invested €11 million in a new training center which it says can train up to 240 apprentices in six technical apprenticeships.

Global Tungsten & Powders (GTP) has appointed Melissa Albeck as president and CEO.

Trelleborg has appointed Innovate Composites, based in Auckland, to be its distributor for its range of tooling composites in New Zealand.

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire Polish company Fabryka Narzędzi Fanar, a manufacturer of round (rotary) tools.

Umicore reports that An Steegen, CTO and member of the management board, will leave the company in September 2021.

The EPMA has released details of the keynote presentations taking place online during Euro PM2021, from 18-22 October 2021.

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire US based DWFritz Automation, a manufacturer of non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems.

The organizers of Metallurgy Russia say that the 2022 event will take place from 8 to 10 June in Moscow.

Umicore has entered into an agreement with utility company Engie to supply its cathode materials plant with renewable electricity in Nysa, Poland.

Malvern Panalytical has updated its Mastersizer 3000 particle sizing instrument with a new image data sensor.

Relativity Space, a US manufacturer of 3D printed rockets, has opened a new 1 million ft2 facility in Long Beach, California.

Optomec says that its production facility in South Carolina, USA, has been recertified for ISO 9001 for the 8th consecutive term.

The EPMA has revealed details of the special interest seminars taking place online during Euro PM2021 from 18-22 October 2021.

MPIF has released new material property data for its 2018 metal injection molding (MIM) standard.

Dean Howard, president of the US-based Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) reports on an extraordinary year in the powder metal (PM) industry.

The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials (Royce) has called for the establishment of a national steering group for digital materials.

Sandvik will acquire Cambrio, a company that supplies CAD/CAM software for the automotive, transportation, energy, medical and aerospace industries.

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