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Freeman Technology wins Queen’s Award

January 18, 2008

Freeman Technology of Malvern, Worc., UK, has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2007 for the development, commercialisation and sales success of its patented FT4 powder rheometer, which the company states is a new way to measure the ... Read more »

Arburg opens midwest technology centre

January 18, 2008

Arburg GmbH of Lossburg, Germany, has opened a new technology centre in Elgin, Ill, USA, close to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The 6,000 ft2 facility has a capacity for six injection moulding machines ranging from 14 ton models to the 618-t ... Read more »

H.C.Starck introduces new hardmetal binder

November 9, 2007

H.C. Starck, of Goslar, Germany, has introduced a new hardmetal (cemented carbide) binder material designated AMPERSINT® MAP which is based on iron and is said to be a cheaper alternative to the cobalt binder normally used. The company states that in add ... Read more »

OMG sells nickel business to Norilsk

October 29, 2007

OM Group, the Cleveland, Ohio, based producer of cobalt powder and specialist nickel powders, has completed the previously announced sale of its nickel business to Norilsk Nickel for $408 million in cash. Norilsk is Russia’s largest mining and metallurg ... Read more »

QinetiQ adds alloy powders to its nano range

October 20, 2007

QinetiQ Nanomaterials Ltd (QNL) is to commission a new small scale production plant in Farnborough, UK, in October 2007 for its range of nanopowders produced by the plasma vaporisation process – the so-called Tesima® process. ‘The new rig will enable Q ... Read more »

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