June 13, 2019
Atomising Systems Ltd. (ASL), Sheffield, UK, has been awarded a contract for the turnkey installation of a 250 kg Vacuum Inert Gas Atomiser at Libe...»
June 6, 2019
EMO Hannover 2019 will be held at Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany, from September 16–21, 2019. Organised by the German Machine Tool Builders'...»
June 6, 2019
The CTI Symposium International Congress and Expo, set to place in Berlin, Germany, from December 9–12, 2019, has extended its submissions deadli...»
June 5, 2019
Euro PM2019, set to be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from October 13–16, 2019, will this year include a series of 'Campfire Meetings' - re...»
Computers and the internet affect all sectors of our lives and have led to profound changes in industrial production. Through growing digitalisation and the integration of ever more advanced artificial intelligence, the ability for systems to respond to external circumstances without human intervention is just one aspect of what has come to be known as the fourth industrial revolution, or ‘Industry 4.0’.
Just how and to what degree this could affect the Powder Metallurgy industry has been the subject of several recent presentations at technical conferences. In this article, Dr Georg Schlieper offers a look at the challenges that Industry 4.0 brings to the PM industry, and highlights the opportunities that could lie ahead.
Research began on the development of master alloys (MAs) for PM steels some fifty years ago. Over the years, a number of master alloys have shown promise, but the wide adoption of these was prevented due to the need for high sintering temperatures and the excessive tool wear caused by the very hard and angular MA powder particles.
In this article, Dr Raquel de Oro Calderon of the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics at TU Wien, Austria, reports on work that makes use of ultra-high pressure water atomised master alloy powders and could significantly increase the hardenability of commercial steel powders at a very low alloying cost.
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.