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Metal Powder news, February 2012

Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd's powder metal products manufacturing subsidiary Sintering Technologies Inc, has increased the production capacity of its valve tim

Bodycote Plc is expanding its hot isostatic pressing capacity with investments in the USA.

Metaldyne LLC has acquired a facility in Zbýšov, Czech Republic, to support growth in its forging and machining product lines.

Sandvik is selling its Sandvik Medical Solutions business, which includes contract manufacturing of medical implants and instruments for orthopaedic and de

Conventional and powder metal specialist Carpenter Technology Corporation is buying 50 acres of land including four buildings in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology has established a formal US subsidiary, Freeman Technology Inc.

The registration of passenger cars fell 7.1% in January compared with the same period in 2011, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Associat

North American Tungsten says it has intersected high tungsten grades at its Cantung Mine in the Northwest Territories.

ERAMET took a 40.5% hit in its net income for 2011, falling to €195 million, despite turnover remaining relatively flat at €3.6 billion.

Research and Markets has published a Global Ferro-Alloy Directory 2012 covering both producers and traders.

COVENTYA India Surface Treatment Technologies, Pvt Ltd. is created to service a growing Indian customer base.

MV Products has introduced a multiple stage vacuum inlet trap that protects vacuum pumps in metal injection moulding (MIM), vacuum compression moulding, an

PPG Industries has published a brochure with its full line of coatings and pretreatment products for automotive parts and accessories.

Böhler Edelstahl is expanding its metal powder capacity in a two-year investment project totalling €16 million.

Ceradyne saw a near tripling in its net income for 2011 with an increase of 186% to US$83.9 million as sales grew 42% to US$572m.

Federal-Mogul Corporation has supplied its deva-bm self-lubricating sintered bearings for the world’s largest tower clock, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower at

MAGNETICS 2012 taking place in Orlando, Florida, USA on 13-14 March, is offering a discounted rate to all MPIF members.

MPIF has published the 2012 Edition of the Standard Test Methods for Metal Powder and Powder Metallurgy Products.

PowderMet 2012, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 10-13 June, is now open for registrations.

J.R. Stewart, formerly with Powder-X Coating Systems, named new national service manager.

Pavco's Matt Stauffer tackles questions related to zinc/zinc alloys, bright nickel, acid copper, and more.

Monthly survey shows metalformers predict a spike in orders over the next three months.

Modest gains in manufacturing not enough to offset declines in mining and utilities.

The Chinese automotive industry has witnessed a huge development as consumers have more purchasing power, and road infrastructure has improved.

Testimony underscores the importance of clear U.S. export controls on printed circuit board designs for sensitive military technologies.

Thermal Technology has built a graphite 500,000 pound force capacity hot press to produce large powder metallurgy semiconductor materials.

Metal cutting tools specialist Sandvik Coromant is moving its tungsten carbide recycling programme in the US to its business services organisation, saying

Polymer Technologies Inc. (PTI), which specialises in plastic and metal injection moulding, is acquiring the Wallington, NJ-based manufacturer and repair s

The recent closing of Global Advanced Metal's Wodgina, Australia, tantalum mine will not negatively affect KEMET Corporation's tantalum powder supply.

Höganäs says its net income fell 5% to SEK762 million in 2011 due to inventory adjustments.

ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has elected Anthony W. Thornton, Director of Product Integrity and Performance

Ferrous and non-ferrous metal powder provider Pometon Powder is opening a subsidiary in Pune, India, with the goal of establishing a permanent presence in

Seco Tools is introducing a new generation of turning products with carbide grades TK1001 and TK2001 for use in cast iron machining, hard and abrasive allo

The National Metals Technology Centre is organising a two-day workshop on Metals for Aerospace in Rotherham, UK, on 6-7 March.

Major OEM and aftermarket parts manufacturer to increase production and add 350 employees in the process.

Airlines specify PPG Aerospace primer, pretreatment as option on Boeing widebodies.

ACuPowder International LLC is relocating its operations at Greenback, Tennesse, USA, to its facilities in Union, New Jersey.

LayerWise has produced a patient-specific titanium lower jaw implant reconstruction using 3D laser metal powder printing techniques.

KEMET Corporations is acquiring all outstanding shares in tantalum powder manufacturer Niotan Incorporated for an initial purchase price of US$30 million p

The Chinese powder metal industry is set to continue its growth, according to powder metallurgy consultancy MATE.

The deadline for registering at a discount for the MIM2012 International Conference on Injection Moulding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbide, is 17 February.

GKN Sinter Metals Filters will exhibit at the 11th World Filtration Congress in Graz, Austria, on 16-20 April, together with KIK Kunststofftechnik.

Broad gains seen across private sector; manufacturing adds 50,000 jobs.

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd is launching micromachining cutting tools tipped with nano-polycrystalline diamond, Sumidia Binderless.

Uralelectromed, a subsidiary of Russia's Ural Mining & Metallurgical Company, is expanding its powder metal capacity by installing new presses and a sinter

Matsuura Japan has developed the one process solution LUMEX Avance-25 metal laser sintering/high-speed milling hybrid machine tool.

Yokogawa is presenting its magnetic flowmeters with ceramic lining, which are seeing increased use in biotechnology industries as the ceramic linings have

Leading industry barometer shows manufacturing sector continuing to expand.

Kennametal has reported a 68% surge in net income to US$74.5 million in the second quarter, ended December 2011.

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