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Find attached the speech delivered in Strasbourg by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the next European Commission.

On 16 July, Ursula von der Leyen was elected to the presidency of the European Commission by the European Parliament. The former German Defence Minister becomes the first woman to ever hold the office, and the first German since over 50 years.

In June 2019, new car registrations in the European Union fell by 7.8% to 1,446,183 units. To a large extent, this drop can be attributed to a negative calendar effect.

Sandvik reports that it has acquired a significant stake in Additive Manufacturing service provider BEAMIT SpA, Fornovo-di-Taro, Italy, with the right to further increase its stake over time.

Miba has taken a 25.1 percent stake in the Upper Austrian company Voltlabor, a sister company of Nordfels GmbH.

The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States' economies due to expand.

Metalysis has been bought out of administration by Power Resources Group (PRG), a materials science company.

GE Aviation has purchased 17 Arcam A2X systems and 10 Arcam Spectra H systems, which use electron beam melting (EBM) technology to 3D print parts.

Wohlers Report 2019, an annual report on the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, says that companies with both metal and polymer AM services have reported that more than 26% of a part’s cost is from post-processing.

Attached are several press releases from POWDERMET2019 – The 2019 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials & AMPM2019 – Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy.

Tom Spicer Hired as Field Service Technician for Industrial Furnace Systems.

EU Ministers responsible for competitiveness met 5 July in Helsinki for an Informal Competitiveness Council where they discussed the Single market, digital economy and industrial policy. Please find the Press Release published by the Presidency as well as the 7 Discussions papers and Background documents prepared by the Finnish Presidency.

In the 2018/19 fiscal year ending on 2/28/2019, the Plansee Group achieved consolidated sales revenue of 1.52 billion euros. This marks a 17 percent year-over-year increase (1.3 billion euros) and a new record.

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The merger between Wabco Holdings (“Wabco”) and ZF is approaching completion, following a special meeting of Wabco’s shareholders on 27 June in New York.

The F1 team of Alfa Romeo Racing has strengthened its partnership with Additive Industries, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

LimaCorporate SpA, Udine, Italy, a leading medical device company providing reconstructive and custom-made orthopaedic medical implants, has broken ground on its planned on-site medical Additive Manufacturing facility at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

The European Space Agency (ESA), headquartered in Paris, France, is reported to have selected software by Siemens Digital Industries to develop aerospace design applications for metal Additive Manufacturing.

Researchers at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria, have developed a steel powder for Additive Manufacturing which is reported to help simplify the production of complex components.

Metalysis Ltd., Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK, is reported to have entered administration and is seeking a buyer following financial difficulties, reports Rotherham Business News.

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