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Hot Isostatic Pressing as a Powder Metallurgy-based alternative to AM for large, near-net shape components

For decades, industries such as oil & gas have relied on Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) to produce large, corrosion resistant, near-net shape components from high-alloy materials.

Outside the PM industry, HIP is more widely recognised as a technology for the post-processing of AM parts than as a tried and tested powder metallurgical part manufacturing process in its own right. In this article, Jimmy Bovin, MTC Powder Solutions AB, Sweden, makes the case for HIP as the best, lesser-known alternative to Additive Manufacturing for large, near-net shape components.

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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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Backing the right horse? Safeguarding PM part usage in a new automotive industry

No matter our personal views on electrification, we can all agree that the automotive landscape, and with it, one of PM’s leading consumer markets, is changing. Currently, much of our industry’s focus is on how best to market PM’s strengths as an EV-enhancing technology to the traditional ‘Big 5’ automakers. But is this strategy enough?

In this article, EV commentator Alex Voigt, with input from PM Review’s Emily-Jo Hopson-VandenBos, compares Tesla’s approach to that of traditional automakers, and asks whether the PM industry should keep its focus on those companies that have traditionally led the auto industry, or whether it is new relationships with flexible, innovative startups that will safeguard the future of Powder Metallurgy as a supplier to the automotive industry.

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Powder Metallurgy Review, Summer 2022

In the latest issue of PM Review…

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Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Hot Isostatic Pressing for the production of large, near-net shape components
  • Safeguarding PM part usage in a new automotive industry
  • How to make metal powders., Part 3
  • Company profile: Jiangxi Yuean Advanced Materials

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The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
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  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
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