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Materials news, June 2013

Gasbarre Press Group has installed a 750 ton multi-action powder compaction press to compact complex multi-level parts for automotive and lawn and garden i

MacDermid Hosts European Automotive Supply Chain Seminar

Event included a visit to the Ferrari production and test track facilities as well as the famed Ferrari Museum.

Galway Carbon manufactured the lightweight composite body panels for Former World Rally Champion Petter Solberg's 2013 European Rallycross car.

Arburg has opened a new office in Querétaro, Mexico, where its subsidiary will now be located.

According to news reports, the Sealine boat brand has been sold to newly-founded subsidiary of investment company Aurelius AG, which acquired a majority st

Emphasis on zinc-nickel systems for brake calipers and fasteners; VW requirements presented.

DNV KEMA has released a new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures which it says will give the nascent floating-turbine sector the confiden

RPC Technologies has developed a lightweight, fire retardant and anti-static mine ventilation duct (LWMVD) made out of carbon fibre composite, which is lig

Honor recognizes Columbia Chemical's value creation in Northeast Ohio.

PM industry buoyed by favourable statistics, positive production trends.

The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) has been awarded over £11 million from the UK government's Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).

APP’s new branch office employs a bilingual staff with many years of experience in metal finishing.

SKF has signed a 10-year contract for around SEK900 million with Turbomeca, a division of the French-based Safran.

The MPIF has made an app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices which allows PowderMet attendees to make the most of the conference experience.

The MPIF has highlighted the four special interest programmes that will take place during PowderMet2013.

Cemtec, an Austrian provider of grinding technologies for the mining, mineral and cement industries, is using Insitec real-time particle sizing technology

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association, IHEA, has announced its 2013-14 Board of directors and officers.

3D-printed microbatteries could supply electricity to devices in medical and communications applications.

3D Parts Manufacturing is to invest US$6 million to expand its Indianapolis, Indiana plant.

Mining and steel group Metinvest has signed a contract with metallurgical equipment manufacturer, Austrian Siemens VAI to build a new sinter plant at Yena

3D printer manufacturer ExOne and vacuum furnace supplier Ipsen have teamed up to supply customers with a complete package including a printer and a furnac

Wind turbine developers will soon have open access to a £50mn testing facility in the U.K. based on unique and leading-edge technology.

Wolfgang Stratmann, former Vice President of Airtech Europe Ltd, has set up a new business to provide consulting services tor the composites industry.

ACA-supported legal effort clears a major hurdle, passing the Senate Environmental Quality Committee by unanimous vote.

Aerogen offers flame treatment equipment which improves the adhesion qualities of plastics prior to the application of coatings such as paints or adhesives

US-headquartered glass fibre producer Owens Corning has announced a manufacturing supply alliance with Xingtai Jinniu Fiberglass Company of China.

Jobs that involve exposure to isocyanates include the spray-on polyurethane manufacturing of products such as protective coatings for truck beds, boats, an

The programme for the 2013 AVK International Conference is now available.

AOC Mexicana has been named Supplier of the Year by the Mexico Division of Bulk Molding Compounds Inc (BMCI).

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Event designed to enable companies throughout the global aerospace supply chain to identify new business partners and opportunities.

Arburg has set up a new trade partner to improve its presence in Morocco.

Additive manufacturing specialist Optomec has developed a new 3D printer for metal components.

The first Asian Nickel Conference will take place from 25-26 September in Jakarta, Indonesia.

ITT Exelis has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Lockheed Martin to fabricate composite blade seal components for all variants of the F-35

A preview of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 exhibition will be published in the September/October issue of Reinforced Plastics magazine.

Kurt Heikkila has been appointed interim CEO and president of North American Tungsten Corporation.

The SGL Group and Samsung have established a marketing and sales joint venture to develop new industrial and electronic applications for carbon composites

IPC-sponsored event to target 3-D and other interconnection solutions.

The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the proposed extension of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary A

Sale includes a large selection of process storage tanks, cooling towers, heat exchangers, a demineralised water treatment plant and DC rectifiers.

Hexcel and Safran have signed a long-term contract for the supply of composite materials for the LEAP-1 engine programmes. The LEAP engine family is a prod

TenCate Advanced Composites and Fokker Aerostructures have signed a long-term agreement under which TenCate will supply its thermoplastic composite materia

New capabilities and resources will help deliver faster prototyping and scale-up at minimal cost for Carestream Tollcoating customers.

Boeing has launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third and largest member of the 787 family. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's construction is 50% composite materi

Three-day intensive training program is scheduled for Sept. 4-6, 2013, in Toledo, Ohio

General Electric, GE is launching two additive manufacturing ‘quests’ to help it develop products for heathcare and aerospace applications and create a net

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, reports that more than 2500 people attended its 2013 RAPID Conference on additive manufacturing, nearly dou

The company says sensors in the blades will be able to predict weather conditions and calculate when they can harvest the most energy from the wind - while

New video discusses the recent evolution and expansion of 3D printing, IMTS says.

Upgrades provide EPMA with additional flexibility to better servce customers.

The Metal Injection Moulding Association has announced a call for papers for MIM2014, which takes place from 24–26 February in Long Beach, California.

Facility seen as a "breakthrough' in the production of titanium metal powder using a novel continuous process, CSIR states.

3D Systems is to acquire around 80% of Phenix Systems, a specialist in direct metal selective laser, a.k.a DMSL, sintering printers based in Riom, France.

Boeing and South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, plan to jointly research how to incorporate titanium powder into industr

Cytec Industries has announced its selection as the preferred advanced materials supplier for the Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion (LEAP) engine programme.

Paul Dolan named new strategic business unit leader for aerospace and defense

Twelve engineers from across the United States and Canada attended the two-day event in Southington, Connecticut, which included a tour of REM's facility.

Event serves as Thailand's only expo for automotive manufacturing, PAVCO says.

GE Aviation has announced the development of a composites production facility at its Hamble, UK, as part of a 5-year, US$50 million-plus investment at the

Boeing projects a demand for more than 35,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years, valued at US$4.8 trillion, according to the company's Current Market Out

Site begins producing conductive inks, coatings after Spraylat acquisition.

More than $1,500,000 USD customer value created.

Gains in manufacturing and mining were offset by a decrease of 1.8 percent in the output of utilities.

Metalforming companies expect little change in business conditions during the next three months, survey shows.

At 200MW, the development will also be one of the biggest in Europe, according to the companies.

Spirit AeroSystems has announced it has been working with Spintech Ventures to develop a reconfigurable tooling technology for manufacturing complex compos

More than 50,000 visitors watched the A350 XWB’s takeoff on its 14 June maiden flight on the Airbus website.

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Union Process Inc has offered a tour of its lab and production plant to a group of University of Akron graduate students studying geosciences and fine meta

The A350 XWB, the first Airbus aircraft to be over 50 wt% composite, made its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France, today.

Premier Composite Technologies is using Gurit composite materials to manufacture roof panels for the Medinah railway station, part of a new high speed rail

Purchase expands presence in the $6 billion European industrial coatings market and provides operating synergies with Valspar's existing businesses.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc has received the notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new patent on lightweigh

Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) has given a new approval and re-approved grades from Scott Bader’s Crystic® Crestomer® range of high performance urethane a

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According to InsideEPA.com, states are considering options for how to amend state preemption language in the bipartisan Senate bill to reform the Toxic Sub

Core materials supplier DIAB has announced that it will no longer be using colour pigments in its H60, H45 and H80 Divinycell products.

Sciaky Inc has partnered with Evobeam GmbH, a German provider of small-scale, high-volume electron beam (EB) welding systems in order to expand its EB weld

Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, is researching locations to build an additive

The China International Exhibition on Die & Mould, Metal Processing and Forming Industry (DMC2013) will be held in Shanghai, China, from from 18 to 21 June

Hardmetal specialist Element Six has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Group4 Labs Inc, a semiconductor wafer materials manufacturer.

According to business secretary Vince Cable, the UK government will invest £14.7 million investment to develop 3D printing technology.

Miba posted consolidated sales in Q1 of €153.5 million, down €7.4 million, or 4.6%, when compared to Q1 2012.

Elektron Technology has sold its subsidiary, Total Carbide, to Versarien for around £2.3 million.

The Powder Metallurgy Association of India has announced the date of its 2014 annual international conference.

Airbus has announced that the A350 XWB's first flight is planned for Friday 14 June.

The European Glass Fibre Producers Association (GlassFibreEurope) has become a member of the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, a manufacturer of composite products f

New research from the University of Southampton suggests that copper and copper alloys can destroy norovirus, which causes acute gastroenteritis.

The demand for resins in the North American reinforced plastics industry is set for good growth between 2013 and 2018 to reach an estimated US$4.6 billion

Cytec Coating Resins now known as 'Allnex'

Product performance and industry support cited as chief factors in decision.

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is set to open an office in Argentina.

The IEA says further action is needed if Germany’s Energiewende is to maintain a balance between sustainability, affordability and competitiveness and call

SAERTEX's SAERfoam is a low density polyurethane foam reinforced with a 3D glass structure and is said to be ideal for the manufacture of composite industr

G.S. Upadhyaya, formerly professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, has been awarded the 2013 Samsonov Award by the Ukrainian Materials Rese

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William Bernard II, president of Surface Combustion, has been presented with the first Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) Leadership Award at

EOS has developed a new method for determining and specifying parameters in additive manufacturing.

Large, lightweight composite façade panels developed by DSM, Büfa and NPSP Composieten have been used in the construction of a new energy-neutral office bu

EconCore and Itochu have entered an agreement securing an option for a license for EconCore’s ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core material technology for

Agreement underlines the commitment of both AkzoNobel and Solvay to play a key role in sustainable development and expand the use of renewable raw material

2013 is expected to be a challenging year for the wind energy industry with global grid-connected installations set to be down 5% to 43.4 GW, according to

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc has appointed Michael D Bornak vice president of finance, CFO and treasurer.

Dinggui Gao has been appointed president of Sandvik Construction and a member of the company's group executive management.

Gurit contributed to NASA research which demonstrates that uncured prepreg can be prepared in terrestrial conditions and transported into space for on-site

Over the last few years reusable vacuum bags have been gaining popularity in the composites industry. Benefits over conventional consumables include lower

Jushi USA has announced a 5% price increase for all Jushi glass fibre reinforcements from 1 July 2013.

Experts from Freeman Technology to address multifaceted powder characterisation and dynamic powder testing as a way of improving powder handling at two UK

GKN Sinter Metals has developed a transversal flux motor prototype made with soft magnetic composite (SMC) materials.

GE Aviation and Sigma Labs Inc have signed a joint technology development agreement (JTDA) to put in place in-process inspection technologies for additive

Engineers from the UK plan to build an AM centre in the West Midlands, UK.

MPIF will present its 2013 Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Awards on 25 June at PowderMet 2013.

C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a multi-zone humpback bright annealing belt furnace for an electronics manufacturing company in

Arburg has celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Arburg subsidiary in Singapore.

GKN Sinter Metals is to invest US$10 million in expanding its Gallipolis production facility in Gallia County, Ohio.

BASF plans to invest €10 billion and create around 9,000 new jobs in order to achieve sales of €25 billion to customers in the Asia Pacific region by 2020.

Cutting tool specialist Ceratizit has established a new production unit in the industrial area of Uluberia in West Bengal, India.

The 83.5 m long blade – said to be the world's largest to date – was commissioned by Samsung Heavy Industries and the first prototype was designed and manu

In this role, Augello will be responsible for corporate product sourcing, negotiations and maintaining supplier relationships for Hubbard-Hall..

AGY Hong Kong Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of US headquartered glass reinforcements producer AGY, has agreed to sell its 100% equity interest in AGY Sh

Leading global coatings supplier presents bold new look

Vestas has manufactured the first prototype blade for its new V117-3.3 MW wind turbine at its factory in Brighton, Colorado, USA.

Hikes impact products Sold in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific Sub-Regions.

Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines have run for the first time on the first Airbus A350 XWB (called MSN1), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maid

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