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Metal additive manufacturing technology company Velo3D has teamed up with with Praxair Surface Technologies (PST) to develop process parameters for new alloys with Praxair’s TruFormTM powders. Read more

Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a groundbreaking new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain the Read more

Founded almost a hundred years ago, Hoffmann Group is a leading provider of quality tools, workstations and storage, personal protective equipment as well as related consulting and services to improve the performance of its global customer base. Read more

Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business group is expanding its service offering by acquiring AMC Srl, which uses advanced sensor technologies to develop products and services for non-destructive testing (NDT) of steel wire ropes. Read more

Hugh Facey OBE and Sheffield-based manufacturer of wire joiners, Gripple, have released a charity Christmas single in aid of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. Read more

Seco Tools, a division of Sandvik Machining Solutions, has agreed to purchase the Chinese company Kunshan Ousike Precision Tools Co., Ltd (OSK), a supplier of solid carbide round tools. Read more

WayKen specializes in visual design models, full-functional engineering prototypes and low-volume manufacturing of custom parts, providing a one-stop shop from prototype to production. Read more

Epiroc, a Sweden-based productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has introduced its second generation of battery-operated machines that it says will lower mining customers’ costs. Read more

When it comes to the additive manufacturing of highly conductive copper components, technology group Heraeus announces it has achieved 99.8% density and around 95% conductivity IACS using standard powder bed laser melting machines. Read more

Epiroc, a Sweden-based productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has acquired part of ASI Mining, LLC, a U.S.-based company that provides technology solutions for the autonomous operation of mining vehicles Read more

PowerCoat® Solution is the technology developed by The Italian RotaGroup, a specialist in services related to the aluminium supply chain, has introduced its new PowerCoat® Solution. Read more

Advanex, a Japanese producer of precision metal components, has announced it is planning to open its first factory in the Czech Republic in spring 2019. Read more

UK-based Lesjöfors company European Springs & Pressings has doubled the size of its Cornish operations with the purchase of a new 2000 square metre site in Penryn. Read more

The Bolivian state enterprise Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA), a member of the ACI Group which develops sustainable manufacturing solutions for the photovoltaic, battery and automotive in Read more

LKAB Minerals has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based industrial mining company Francis Flower, subject to merger clearance. Read more

Expom S.A., a company based in Kurzetnik, is Poland’s leading manufacturer of metal parts, assemblies, devices and large-size steel structures for industries such as marine, machinery, power, mining, construction and others. Read more

Words can sometimes produce a false impression. The product classification "heavy plate" is a case in point: for the uninformed, there can be an initial assumption that the term refers to something massive and crude, almost primitive. Read more

The operational integration of FAMUR SA and KOPEX SA has been completed. The formal merger of both companies will make it possible to use the potential of synergy and scale effects. Read more

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has developed its first programme-controlled robot capable of executing the functions of an employee working on a computer. Read more

The new SKF Passenger bearing 1.7 Mkm CRU, introduced at InnoTrans 2018, is a sealed and greased unit that has been developed to run 1.7 Mkm between maintenance intervals. Read more

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