Here is a brief roundup of industry-related news this month.

  • Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum obtained ATEX certification for its steel degassing vacuum systems. Vacuum components and equipment with ATEX approval enable safe and cost-efficient solutions for mechanical vacuum solutions.
  • Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, recently celebrated 30 years in business. Since 1984, LTI has gone through several expansions that have grown the company to a 91,500-square-foot facility with 145 employees performing services including nondestructive testing, mechanical testing, metallography, failure analysis, specimen machining and calibration.
  • The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) celebrated its 25th anniversary in early June. The EPMA has three key missions: promoting PM technology, representing the European PM industry and developing the future of PM. The association serves all types of member organizations, from component, metal powder and equipment producers to end-users, research centers, universities and individuals who have an interest in powder metallurgy.
  • Edwards announced that its GXS dry-screw vacuum pump won the Product Innovation Award at Vacuum TechExpo 2014 in Moscow. The GXS range enables users to optimize their processes with a low cost of ownership and reduced footprint.