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Powder applications 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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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