September 25, 2020
Granutools, Awans, Belgium, a developer of advanced instruments to measure powder behaviour, has announced it will launch its latest high temperature GranuPack analyser in a virtual event on October 5, 2020»
September 23, 2020
Volvo Trucks, headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, reports that it is seeing hauliers and transport buyers increasingly move towards refrigerated liquefied gas, as a cheaper and more environmentally friendly»
September 21, 2020
There is just one week left to register for the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)’s popular Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar, which will take place as a virtual on-demand event from September 28–October 1»
September 21, 2020
Metal powder development company, Alloyed, London, UK, and Taniobis, based in Goslar, Germany, have announced a collaboration to identify, develop, produce, and implement innovative high-quality titanium»
September 17, 2020
Abbott Furnace Company, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, USA, reports that it has designed, manufactured and installed a new 6,000 SCFH Endothermic Gas Generator at Powder Metallurgy parts maker, Sintergy»
September 16, 2020
Mahle Group, Stuttgart, Germany, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has announced that it is seeking to reduce its workforce by 7,600 employees as the company restructures in response to the industry»
SMS Group to supply Outokumpu’s new stainless steel AM powder atomisation plant under subscription contract
September 16, 2020
SMS Group, Düsseldorf, Germany, reports that it is to supply global stainless steels manufacturer, Outokumpu, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with an atomisation plant through a new subscription contract»
September 15, 2020
Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, a division of Sandvik AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, reports that its new titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden, has received ISO 13485:2016 medical»
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.
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.
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.