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Last week the European Parliament (EP) plenary approved the four Directives under the Circular Economy Package. The text will now go back to the European Council for formal approval before publication in the EU Official Journal.

Eurometaux was joined by over 30 members on Monday 16th April for our one-day workshop “Brexit: how to address key challenges for the European metals industry”. 

At the last Sustainability Committee on 8th March, a short analysis of all the available national and regional Circular Economy initiatives was presented by Eurometaux. This was reinforced by participation of the French and German officials from the Brussels-based Permanent Representations to tell the comittee more about the activities in their countries.

Released by the Trio  Presidencies in view of the meeting of the Council High Level Group on Competiveness and Growth on 26th April, this discussion paper already takes on-board recommendations that were made in the recent Joint Paper on “Setting indicators for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy”.

Australian dental laboratory Proslab has fully digitalised the manufacture of its cobalt chrome removable partial dentures (RPDs). The laboratory partnered with global engineering company Renishaw, to install what is thought to be the first metal additive manufacturing machine for dental applications in Australia.

Quintus Technologies has opened a new Quintus Application Center at its headquarters in Västerås, Sweden. Supported by a team of specialists, customers will have access to a range of equipment with the aim of developing production processes and methods to optimise productivity.

In March 2018 the EU passenger car market declined (-5.3%) for the first time this year, with registrations totalling 1,792,599 new cars – the first March drop since 2014.

In March 2018 the EU passenger car market declined (-5.3%) for the first time this year, with registrations totalling 1,792,599 new cars – the first March drop since 2014.

A worn valve cap in the middle of the Icelandic ice desert, a gear lever broken off in the depths of the Brazilian jungle or a split oil sump in the hamada: this kind of problem often leads to a lengthy interruption if not the end of a motorcycle tour or a long-distance trip on two wheels.

Makin Metal Powders (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Magnum Metals as their agent in North America.

UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.2% in February - the first decline in almost a year and down from revised growth of zero for January.

Osterwalder AG, Lyss, Switzerland, will launch its new OPP 2000 CNC multi-platen electric press at ceramitec 2018, Munich, Germany, April 10-13.

One of Britain's oldest engineering firms has been sold for £8.1bn to a controversial investment firm.

Take a look at the latest roadmaps and planned updates from the EII.

We know that renewable energy can help the world to wean itself off fossil fuels, but keeping up with green-energy demand is creating another problem. Countries such as Germany, which has committed itself to a low-carbon future, are finding themselves short of the raw materials required to manufacture wind turbines and solar panels. In particular, metals such as copper, cobalt, platinum-group metals and rare-earth elements such as indium and germanium are in short supply.

EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is opening a new location in Germany, the EOS Innovation Center Düsseldorf.

Car registrations plunged in March, according to figures from industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Metal 3D printing received a boost this week with two announcements from the UK.

Industry4Europe has realeased a new Joint paper on “Setting indicators for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy” as co-signed by 111 Associations of the Industry4Europe coalition.

Shares in French car maker Renault have jumped 5.4% at the opening of trading after a report that it is in merger talks with Japanese car giant Nissan.

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