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Metal Powder news, May 2016

H.C. Starck increases revenues despite weak raw materials markets

H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of powders and components, said that it performed well in 2015 ‘despite a difficult market environment’.

Arcam builds new powder manufacturing plant

Arcam’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C, based in Montreal, Canada, continues to add capacity by building a new powder manufacturing plant.

Michael Kerner has received an award from ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.

Johnson Electric has reported 2015 sales of US$2,236 million – an increase of 5% compared to the prior financial year.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has announced its 2016-2017 board of directors and executive officers.

European plastics organization AIMPLAS has developed improved graphene particle concentrates for conventional plastics processing and AM.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc has announced its Q4 and 2015 results.

Metallized Carbon Corporation (Metcar) says that its products are suitable for aerospace gearbox applications.

CRP Technology has supplied its Windform material to 3D print an unmanned aerial system (UAS).

Linde LLC will present an overview of furnace atmospheres at PowderMet 2016 this June.

Ampal Inc has expanded its aluminum powder production facility in the US by 50%.

GKN Driveline, a manufacturer of electrified driveline technology, has started production at its facility in Villagran, Mexico.

Details of new journal Biotribology.

AM specialist Stratasys has reported revenue of US$167.9 million for Q1 2016, compared to US$172.7 million in the same period last year.

AM specialist Arcam AB is expanding in Germany by opening a new sales office in Stuttgart.

Dr Andreas Meier, CEO and chairman of the executive board of H.C. Starck Group, has left the company.

Kennametal Inc has reported results for the 2016 fiscal third quarter ended 31 March, 2016.

Chemical leader Hexion Inc has announces Q1 net sales of US$909 million, a decrease of 16% compared with US$1.08 billion in the same period of 2015.

SHW AG reported Q1 2016 group sales of €106.6 million, a decrease from the Q1 2015 figure of €117.0 million.

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc (MPG), which makes components for use in powertrain and other automotive applications, has released its Q1 2016 results.

UK-based additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Metalysis has formed a new partnership with K Home International.

Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D as the recipient of its 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award.

Metal Powder Products, a manufacturer of aluminum and ferrous powder metal components, has been acquired by Millstein & Co.

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV has reported EBITDA for Q1 2016 of US$21.2 million, a 4% increase from US$20.4 million in Q1 2015.

Arcam reports that Alcoa has added the Arcam Q20plus, Arcam’s largest, fastest 3D printer, at its facility in Texas.

Toray Industries Inc plans to build a new research base, called the R&D Innovation Center for the Future, at its Shiga plant in Japan.

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has installed a custom pusher furnace in Pennsylvania, USA.

Bodycote reports that its Derby, UK location is the first facility in Europe to earn MedAccred accreditation.

GKN plc reports that management sales for the three months ended 31 March 2016 were a 12% increase over Q1 2015 figures.

Miba AG’s consolidated revenue climbed by 7% to €719.1 million in the past fiscal year.

3D Systems has reported revenue of US$152.6 million for the first quarter of 2016, a decrease of 5% from the prior year period.

GE has opened its first additive manufacturing (AM) center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, contributing 50 jobs to local economy.

Sandvik reports that it has reorganized its operations in its Sandvik Venture business area.

GKN Sinter Metals plans to focus on additive manufacturing technology for engine design at this year’s Engine Expo.

The Canadian government plans to invest CAN$1,500,000 in the Quebec Metallurgy Centre.

German 3D printing pioneer EOS has opened a new US facility in Pflugerville, Texas.

Beko Technologies has was officially open the doors of Beko Technologies UK, in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Carbide specialist Ceratizit has published a four-page report, written by Dr Uwe Schleinkofer, head of R&D at the company.

The global powder injection molding components (PIM) market should reach US$3.1 billion in 2020.

Buehler ITW Test & Measurement has combined its metallography and hardness testing business sectors.

Linde Group says that it had a stable business performance in the first quarter of 2016 after adjusting for exchange rate effects.

According to Asian IT news website Digitimes, Apple’s new range of MacBooks could be made using metal injection molded (MIM) hinges.

Sandvik has developed Sanicro 56Mo, a nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy suitable for corrosive oil and gas environments.

Professor Wolfgang Reitzle has been elected to the supervisory board of gas specialist Linde as a shareholder representative.

Kennametal Inc has reported results for the 2016 fiscal third quarter ended 31 March 2016.

Composites UK has launched the entry process for its 2016 composites industry awards.

Researchers from Californian universities have developed and tested a type of steel alloy which could withstand an impact without deforming permanently.

SKF has secured a SEK 100 million, one-year contract extension with JSC Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant.

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