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The Powder Metallurgy market in India: Potential for continued growth as auto industry advances

India produced a total of 31 million vehicles last year, including passenger and commercial vehicles as well as three and two-wheelers, making it the fourth largest automotive manufacturer in the world. Domestic sales and exports are increasing year-on-year, with the country offering huge potential for growth.

The domestic market for sintered components is growing at a CAGR of 22%, with many businesses reporting further investment and new product lines. In this review, Kadambari Gopinath, Fluidtherm Technology, reports on the current state of India’s automotive market and provides an insight into the country’s growing PM industry.

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Award winning automotive applications showcase potential of PM

There are many applications in the automotive sector where the use of Powder Metallurgy offers numerous advantages over other metal working processes. From reduced manufacturing costs to improved properties and unique material characteristics, Powder Metallurgy can be used to produce a wide range of automotive components. Over recent years, many of these parts have been the recipient of industry awards, and in this article, Dr David Whittaker highlights a number of the winning parts to showcase the potential for PM in the automotive sector.

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Automotive teardown:
Dismantling of three modern vehicles to identify PM parts

In order to establish a better understanding of the use of PM components in modern automobiles, a team of engineers from Höganäs AB recently stripped back three new vehicles to their component parts. As well as discovering the exact content of PM in each vehicle, the team were able to identify numerous components that could easily be converted to PM.

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As well as an extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news section, this 108-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

  • The Powder Metallurgy market in India: Potential for continued growth as auto industry advances
  • Award winning automotive applications showcase potential of PM
  • Spark Plasma Sintering: Method, systems, applications and industrialisation
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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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