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Powder Metallurgy has always been green. Now, we need to learn to talk about it

Being a green technology, PM should be reaping the rewards as the automotive industry seeks to reduce its environmental impact. Instead, the PM industry appears to be preparing for a decline, as the traditional PM parts used in the internal combustion engine fade out of use. Now, when it could most be thriving on its green credentials, press and sinter PM runs the risk of being overlooked as a solution for e-drive applications.

The main reason, believes Barton White, CEO, Kymera International, is a lack of promotion of PM to the C-suite, executive-level automotive manufacturers. Here, he reflects on the changes the auto industry has undergone in recent history and considers how PM can find a place in the new, electrified landscape.

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How to make metal powders. Part 1: An introduction to atomisation, process fundamentals and powder characteristics

The rise of metal Additive Manufacturing has resulted in renewed interest in metal powder production. A market once dominated by a small number of specialist powder producers has now seen the arrival of a diverse range of competitors, all hoping to capitalise on the promised opportunities of metal powder-based part production. As many are discovering, however, making powders with the required characteristics, to the necessary standards, and profitably, is far from easy.

Here, in the first instalment of a four-part series, two masters of metal powder atomisation, Joe Strauss and John Dunkley, introduce the process.

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How to make metal powders. Part 2: Understanding water atomisation and water atomised powders

In the Winter 2021 issue of PM Review, we introduced the first instalment in our four-part series on metal powder atomisation, in which two masters of atomisation, Joe Strauss and John Dunkley, introduced the fundamental principles of atomising technology and atomised powders.

Now, in the second instalment in the series, they explore one of the most widely used metal powder production methods – water atomisation. This long-established technology is used to produce a vast range of metal powders for many industrial applications, including press and sinter PM and MIM, and is now making inroads into metal AM.

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  • As well as an extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news section, this 120-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

    • Powder Metallurgy has always been green. Now, we need to learn to talk about it
    • 39th Hagen Symposium 2021: Sustainable solutions and new markets for Powder Metallurgy
    • Euro PM2021: A view to CO2 reduction across the Powder Metallurgy workflow
    • How to make metal powders. Part 2: Understanding water atomisation and water atomised powders
    • Gasbarre Products, Inc: Three generations of press and furnace expertise in the heartland of North America’s PM industry
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    Powder Metallurgy: The original net-shape production process

    Powder Metallurgy components are relied upon by a wide variety of manufacturing industries, from automotive to power tools, household appliances, chemical engineering, filtration and more.

    The main reason for the technology’s success is its cost-effectiveness at producing high volumes of net-shape components, combined with its ability to allow the manufacture of products that, because of the production processes, simply cannot be manufactured by other methods.

    To discover more about how the technology has revolutionised component production, browse our Introduction to Powder Metallurgy.

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