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PM INDUSTRY NEWS:                  Nickel price soars amid export ban and sanctions fear

The price of nickel, a key alloying element in low alloy steels, stainless steels, high alloy steels and non-ferrous alloys, broke the US$17,000/t barrier in early April, a rise of 16% since the start of 2014. The strong performance of the nickel price is forecast to continue as a result of reduced supply of nickel ore following an Indonesian ban on exports. Until this ban, Indonesia was the world’s top high-grade nickel ore supplier........Click for more

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GKN reports first quarter 2014 results

GKN plc has reported group sales for the three months ended 31 March 2014 reached £1,915 million. This represented a 7% organic increase which was offset by 6% adverse currency translation due to sterling’s strength against most major currencies. Trading profit for the group during the first quarter increased 19% to £166 million, with a trading margin of 8.7%......Click for more

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HC Starck looks to become world’s largest independent tungsten provider

In a recent statement from HC Starck the company has announced that one of its aims for 2014 will be to noticeably expand its market position in the tungsten segment, becoming the world’s largest independent tungsten provider. HC Starck stated its plans to commission two major tungsten joint ventures, one in China and one in Vietnam, were under way.....Click for more

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Second Advanced Materials Conference (AMC 2014) to take place in Malaysia

The Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMREC) at SIRIM Berhad, Malaysia, has announced it is organising the second Advanced Materials Conference (... Full story

Stratasys to acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

Stratasys Ltd, headquartered in Minneapolis, USA and Rehovot, Israel, has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire both ... Full story

Metaldyne recognised by General Motors as a 2013 Supplier of the Year winner

Metaldyne, LLC headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, has reported that it was presented with a GM Supplier of the Year award at the auto maker&... Full story

Ceratizit purchases Californian tool manufacturer Promax

Ceratizit, the Plansee Group’s carbide specialist division, has acquired a majority interest in Promax Tools L.P, a tool manufacturer based i... Full story

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FEATURE ARTICLE: PM-14 India report: International conference and exhibition held in Chennai

The PM-14 International Conference & Exhibition on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials and the 40th Annual Technical Meeting of PMAI, organised by the Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI), took place at the Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai, India, from January 23-25, 2014. In the first of a series of exclusive reports for Powder Metallurgy Review, Professor Ramamohan Tallapragada, PM Consultant, Mumbai, India, provides an overview of the conference. Further technical reports will look in detail at some of the key presentations made during the event....Click for more

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2013 Hagen Symposium: Characterisation of the surface densification process on sintered gear components by numerical methods

The Hagen Symposium, organised by the Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie, is the annual meeting for many German-speaking Powder Metallurgists. The 32nd ... Full story

2013 Hagen Symposium: Current Trends in Quality Assurance

The Hagen Symposium, organised by the Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie, is the annual meeting for many German-speaking powder metallurgists. The 32nd ... Full story

Höganäs Digital Metal produces highly complex and intricate designs with 3D printing

In November 2012 Swedish metal powder producer Höganäs AB acquired fcubic AB as part of the company’s vision to broaden the application of ... Full story

PowderMet 2013: High-density technology for future PM growth

In the Special Interest Program on “Technologies for PM Growth” at PowderMet 2013, held in Chicago, June 24-27, 2013, a presentation by... Full story

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Powder Metallurgy Review: Download your FREE digital copy of our Spring 2014 issue

The 72 page Spring 2014 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review, the magazine for the Powder Metallurgy industry, is now available as a FREE PDF download. 


In the current issue:

  • 31 pages of PM industry news

  • Optimising tooling for Powder Metallurgy: Design, materials and best practice

  • Powder Metallurgy gears: Opportunities for enhancing automotive transmission design

  • PM’s new frontier: Thermoelectric materials for the energy harvesting revolution

  • Quality and productivity provide a focus for Germany’s PM community at the 2013 Hagen Symposium

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Available in both print and digital formats, Powder Metallurgy Review  brings together news, technical articles and conference reports from our weekly PM industry e-newsletter and website, along with additional content exclusive to the magazine.....Click for more...


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