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Metal Powder news, December 2015

Top 5 news items of 2015 from Materials Today.

Quintus installs HIP in China

Quintus Technologies has installed a hot isostatic press (HIP) in Anhui province, China.

Commercial vehicle production in the UK saw a 24.6% uplift in November 2015.

The U.S. Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has nominated three individuals to join its Hall of Fame.

AlphaSTAR Corporation’s Genoa 3D printing simulation software has been selected as a winner of the 2015 R&D 100 Award.

UK air treatment specialist Hi-line Industries Ltd has appointed two regional distribution support managers.

Gasbarre Furnace Group /J.L. Becker Company recently shipped a furnace to an aerospace company in the U.S. Midwest.

Hardide’s Hardide-T coating has shown improved fracture toughness and anti-galling properties.

Kennametal reports that it has reduced its previously announced financial expectations for 2016.

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a new range of high-temperature kiln furniture.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Optomec reports that GE Ventures and Autodesk Inc have both made strategic investments in the company.

Norsk Titanium says that it has demonstrated its RPD process to aerospace participants of the European Space Agency (ESA) €20 million AMAZE initiative.

Dr. John Carson has been awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2015 Particle Technology Forum award.

Abbott Furnace Company, has made three new appointments to its team, according to the MPIF.

Marc Saunders from Renishaw has created a video which discusses how AM relies on a chain of processes.

The EPMA has announced that Jonathan Wroe, EPMA executive director, passed away on Friday 4 December after a short illness.

Fraunhofer Institute and RWTH Aachen University have launched the International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing (ICTM).

Kennametal Inc has elected Charles (Chuck) M. Byrnes, Jr. to the position of Kennametal vice president.

Makin Metals has appointed Phil Wilcock as finance director, replacing Brian Hope.

NTN Corporation's consolidated subsidiaries NTN Powder Metal Corporation and Nippon Kagaku Yakin Co Ltd have merged.

A new ASTM test method has been launched to provide a way to determine the tensile and compressive stress on metallic coatings.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has entered into a joint venture with Loxley Public Company Limited.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts and China Automotive Import and Export Co Ltd (CAIEC) have formed a joint venture.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has announced net sales of US$455.6 million in Q1 2016, compared to sales of US$549.8 million in the same period of 2015.

Dr. Michael Krehl has resigned from his position at PMG Holding GmbH due to different opinions on group strategy.

Metal chemicals company OM Group Inc plans to change its name to Vectra Co.

A joint study carried out by Freeman Technology and Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG has been carried out on Freeman’s FT4 Powder Rheometer.

ARRK has expanded its operations in the UK by opening a new dedicated building for rapid CNC machining in Gloucester.

Tom Houck, vice president of U.S. ARC MIM, has been elected president of the Metal Injection Molding Association (‘MIMA’).

Bodycote reports 7.5% lower revenue from the period from July to October 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.

Kennametal Inc today reported its results for the 2016 fiscal Q1 ended 30 September 2015.

ATI has reported Q3 2015 sales of US$833 million and a net loss attributable to ATI of US$145 million.

A research team at WPI in the U.S. is expanding its understanding of how stress and fatigue cause microscopic damage to form in metal components.

The Micron Foundation has given US$25 million to help fund a new Center for Materials Research at Boise State University.

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