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The development of titanium applications via additive manufacturing

29th Jul, 2011

In the first of six sessions focussing on advances in titanium PM at MPIF’s PowderMet 2011 conference (San Francisco, May 18-21), an extremely comprehensive review was given by James Sears, Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory, USA, on the range of... Click for more...

Porous titanium products for biomedical applications

20th Jul, 2011

On the basis of their proven biocompatibility in many clinical investigations, titanium and titanium alloys have become standard materials in various biomedical applications. In order to provide an opportunity for osteo-integration and to enhance the b... Click for more...

Conference report:
Third ‘Scientific-Practical Seminar on PM: Technologies, Production and Applications', 28-30 June 2011, Russia

13th Jul, 2011

The ‘Scientific- Practical Seminar on Powder Metallurgy’ is an attempt at reviving PM science and PM industry collaboration. The event is the initiative of several leading PM specialists in  Russia and this year took place in Yoshkar... Click for more...

Sintering furnace atmosphere control and optimisation

6th Jul, 2011

Sintering is a PM process step that does not always receive the attention that it deserves, considering its key role in determining the microstructure, mechanical properties and dimensional control in the final product. It was therefore encourag... Click for more...

Electric and Hybrid vehicles – threat or opportunity for the Powder Metallurgy industry?

29th Jun, 2011

Current markets for PM structural parts are dominated by applications in automotive (internal combustion) engines and transmissions. The predicted expansion in the volumes of electric and hybrid vehicles drives therefore raises questions over the imp... Click for more...

Blazing heat asks for solid components- PLANSEE at the Thermprocess show in Düsseldorf

28th Jun, 2011

Sponsored editorial: Refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten can increase the lifetime of furnace components significantly. They hold up to highest temperatures (2400°C / 4350°F) and are exceptionally suited for the use in vacuum and protectiv Click for more...

Fatigue properties of high strength Powder Metallurgy structural part materials - Part 1

22nd Jun, 2011

A knowledge of fatigue properties is essential for the successful design and manufacture of structural PM parts. A number of papers presented at the MPIF's PowderMet 2011 Conference, held in San Francisco, 18-21 May, 2011, focused on this key topic. ... Click for more...

Fatigue properties of high strength Powder Metallurgy structural part materials, Part 2

22nd Jun, 2011

In part two of this exclusive review for, Dr David Whittaker reports on two papers presented at the MPIF's PowderMet 2011 Conference, focusing on the fatigue properties of PM materials.  Peter K Sokolowski, Hoeganaes Corporations, ... Click for more...

Expanding the market for Powder Metallurgy: Developments at Höganäs’s PoP Centre

14th Jun, 2011

The Powder Metallurgy (PM) industry has long faced the challenge of convincing the market of its potential to deliver more cost-efficient solutions than traditional processes. A leading producer of metal powders, Höganäs, seized the initiative to exp... Click for more...

PowderMet 2011 Conference Report: Novel manufacturing technologies for high performance PM automotive applications

14th Jun, 2011

A number of papers at the MPIF's PowderMet 2011 Conference, held in San Francisco, 18-21 May, 2011, focussed on high performance component applications in the two dominant PM automotive market sectors of engine components and transmission components. ... Click for more...

North American powder metallurgy (PM) industry begins to show growth

1st Jun, 2011

The North American powder metallurgy industry regained its growth momentum in 2010 after five years of declining demand. At PowderMet2011, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials held in San Francisco this year, Mi... Click for more...

MPIF awards demonstrate the many advantages of the Powder Metallurgy process

25th May, 2011

Winners of the 2011 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), were announced at PowderMet2011, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, 18-21 Ma... Click for more...

Japan’s Powder Metallurgy industry data 2010

18th May, 2011

Until recently Japan was the largest producer of Powder Metallurgy (PM) components in Asia. Following turbulent times for the global PM industry, China now holds that title. However, figures published by the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association in their... Click for more...

Race car's weight cut by 10% using laser sintered titanium, Inconel and Alumide

11th May, 2011

Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete at the UK's historic Silverstone circuit. I... Click for more...

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube product line launched by Raymor Nanotech

26th Apr, 2011

Raymor Nanotech, a sister division of AP&C and part of Raymor Industries group, has recently introduced a new high tech product line consisting of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (C-SWNT).     Scanning Electron... Click for more...

‘Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database’ provides designers with easy access to sintered component data

15th Apr, 2011

The Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database (GPMPD) was created in response to a worldwide recognition that the absence of a readily accessible source of design data was acting as a significant impediment to the wider application of PM products. In ... Click for more...

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