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Metal Powder news, January 2012

GM To Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas

Facility will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

Alcoa is expanding its aluminium lithium capacity and capabilities to meet growing demand in the aerospace market for its newest alloys, allowing air-frame

Sandvik celebrates its 150 years' anniversary on 31 January – the date Göran Fredrik Göransson formed the company in Sandviken, Sweden.

Rigid PCB shipments offer 3.6 percent, but bookings increased 0.1 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Carpenter Technology Corporation reports a 154% increase in net income to US$23.6 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2012.

The deadline for abstracts for the European Powder Metallurgy Association – Euro PM2012 on 17-19 September in Basel, Switzerland, is fast approaching.

Auto parts suppliers agree to pay a total of $548 million in criminal fines.

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has scheduled the meeting of its Powder Metallurgy Gearing Committee for 21-22 February in Fort Myers, F

Joseph J. Zajk from firearms company Ruger has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at MIM 2012 on 19-21 March in San Diego, CA, USA.

Distribution networks for the dryers will remain intact.

Grey Mountain Partners has acquired Custom Components Company, a niche building materials manufacturer, fabricator and supplier of aluminium, stainless ste

KOKS Group, which exports merchant pig iron and is one of Russia’s largest merchant coke producers, has paid holders of its début five-year Eurobond issue

Rachel Cheng named Senior Research and Development Chemist; Rob Pawson promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the South/Southwest Regions.

SHW AG, which supplies the automotive industry, saw a 24% jump in revenues to €360 million 2011, driven by a strong fourth quarter.

BestMetal Corporation has completed the acquisition of the privately owned powder metallurgy fabricator Wakefield Corporation.

AOE certificate allows Chromalloy turbine repair station to provide component repairs for Japan's All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

The Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI) is organising its short course in powder metallurgy on 15-18 March 2012 at the Indian Institute of Techno

GMP Friction Products has developed high-speed sintered metallic friction brake materials to be used in wind turbines.

The Centre for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT) has re-appointed John Engquist of Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company as its President.

APMI International has announced Ian Donaldson and Al Dornisch as this year's Fellow Award recipients.

The programme has been finalised for MAGNETICS 2012, where market and technical leaders discuss how recent developments in magnetic materials and related t

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) is offering high-purity sputtering target materials made using its consolidation technology, for high-purity metal po

Increase caps 10th consecutive quarterly gain.

Industry experts to discuss pending conflict materials regulations at IPC APEX next month.

Kennametal Inc is acquiring Deloro Stellite Group from Duke Street Capital for approximately €277 million, subject to customary regulatory approval and neg

Capstan is set to acquire the metal powder assets of Wellman Product Group, a Carlisle Brake and Friction company.

Developments include enhancement of plating on plastics line.

Deal enables Ecology Coatings to provide BASF a non-exclusive license for use of four patents involving metal, plastic, and fiberglass coating technologies

Purchase of Colombian coatings company expands PPG's presence in the region.

KEMET Corporation is implementing a plan for sourcing conflict-free tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), committing itself sourcing its ta

Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp is aiming for production at its Round Top development in Texas, USA, in late 2015 or early 2016.

New passenger car registrations in the EU dropped by 6.4% to 953,108 units in December 2011, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Associatio

Bernard Williams, Consulting Editor of ipmd.net and a long time friend of Gordon Dowson, remembers the contribution made to the PM industry by a popular an

The US Chemical Safety Board (CBS) has released a report regarding the fatal explosions which took place at Hoeganaes’ Gallatin facility in January, March,

Carpenter Technology Corporation has entered into an Amendment of the Merger Agreement with the owners of Latrobe Specialty Metals Inc, initially entered i

A Phase I SBIR award from the US Army is providing a boost to Surmet’s cost-effective manufacturing of ALON® and spinel Optical Ceramics.

An investment report from Investing Daily reveals a global shortage of rare earth elements (REEs).

Amana Tool, a manufacturer of carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, has developed the Prestige adjustable super fine dado gr

Ametek Precision & Engineered Materials of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, has named Uwe Gottschalk as its European Sales Manager for sales and marketing of

Nissan and Daimler are joining forces to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder petrol engines at Nissan's powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, USA.

Dipsol gets aluminum anodizing chemicals and pre- and post-treatment products; METALAST broadens its reach.

BorgWarner Turbo Systems Kft has announced plans to increase its turbocharger manufacturing capacity by 50% at its plant in Oroszlany, Hungary.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has announced the programme for the PM Sintering – Fundamentals and Mass Production, short course, due to

To deliver on the promise of manufacturing, Kennametal Inc Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso says he and his industry peers need to more clearly a

Metals and ceramic powder company H.C. Starck Group is expanding its Executive Board to four members to reflect the Group’s “diversified business and suppo

According to the ITRI, China imported 4,220 tonnes of refined tin in November, the highest monthly total since April 2009, with half of the imports from Ma

Family-owned manufacturer of flexible PVC liners attributes longevity to customer service, relationships, and its employees.

Essar Steel Minnesota LLC says its National Instrument (NI) 43-101 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves report indicates 1.77 billion tonnes or iron ore

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is seeking candidates to be considered for the Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award.

China’s rare earth exports totalled 14,750 tonnes in the first 11 months of 2011, accounting for 49% of total export quotas, according to the Chinese Minis

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has called on European leaders to take urgent action to secure a stable economic environment for

Automotive manufacturers capped off a robust 2011, with the vast majority experiencing double-digit gains in the final month of the year.

Statistics provide evidence that manufacturing industries are investing in capital metalworking equipment.

Move will allow Columbia Chemical to remain independent and flexible, principals said.

Comprehensive report aims to assist companies in making important tactical and strategic business decisions.

Job gains occurred in manufacturing sector, transportation and warehousing, retail trade, health care, and mining.

The R&D team at Solar Atmospheres has developed a hot zone design concept to reduce vacuum furnace power losses (kW) by up to 50%.

Molycorp Inc has been granted authorisation from the US Bureau of Land Management to start exploratory drilling of heavy rare earths near its rare earth ma

New chemical analysis lab to assist Dörken in ongoing product quality initiatives.

Twin Cities Chapter of Chemical Coaters Association International and the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program at the University of Minnesota to host org

Purchase Bolsters OM Group's Specialty Chemicals Segment

The US auto industry is continuing its growth for the second year in a row with 12.7 million new cars and trucks sold in 2011, compared to 11.5m in 2010 an

Proven process affords quality, application, environmental, and performance benefits, PPG says.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has acquired the assets of ARwin Machining Plus Ltd for approximately US$1.4 million.

Denise Fucci named Manager of e-Marketing Communications, Enthone

The European demand for new commercial vehicles continues to grow with registrations up 8.4% in November 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

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