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Are you safe or lucky? A look at Environment, Health and Safety in the PM industry

When the correct procedures are followed, a Powder Metallurgy facility can be a safe environment. Thankfully, many regulations are in place to avoid dangers to operatives, as well as the environmental impact of the production process. However, as with many manufacturing industries, there can be circumstances where hazardous situations arise and accidents happen.

In this article, Paul Hoffmann explains some of the unique risks associated with operating a PM facility. With extensive experience in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), built from forty years in manufacturing, and over twenty of those directly in the PM industry, he highlights the dangers and introduces some of the procedures that can be implemented to help avoid them.

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The hybridisation of pick-up trucks and the impact on the content of PM parts

Höganäs AB has over the last few years conducted teardowns on a number of vehicles to help understand the potential for Powder Metallurgy components in the automotive sector.

These have ranged from a compact class Toyota Yaris, to a large Ford F150 pick-up truck, and included both ICE power and hybrid models. Of particular interest to the US market is the truck class which, along with SUV models, accounts for around two-thirds of the US market.

To address the hybridisation potential for this size vehicle, Höganäs, Alvier Mechatronics and Dontyne Gears have developed a hybrid drive system concept utilising a number of PM components. Höganäs’s Dr Anders Flodin reports on their joint efforts and demonstrates a new mixed drive solution.

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MPIF’s 2019 PM Design Excellence Award winning parts highlight wide variety of applications

The winners in the 2019 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were announced during the POWDERMET2019 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, June 23–26, 2019.

Here, we present the Conventional ‘press and sinter’ PM components that received either Grand Prizes or Awards of Distinction.

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Download the latest issue of PM Review

Our latest issue is now available to download in PDF format, free of charge.

As well as an extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news section, this 92-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

  • The MPIF reflects on the state of the North American Powder Metallurgy industry in 2020
  • Next-level defect detection with advanced Acoustic Resonance Inspection
  • A fully-integrated automated production cell for increased PM productivity
  • MPIF Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards showcase range of demanding applications
  • The micro-ingot route: A variant of the PM process that could offer new opportunities for the 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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