June 29, 2022
Advanced materials supplier Elkem SA, Oslo, Norway, reports that it has acquired KeyVest Belgium S.A, based in Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium. The company specialises in the sourcing of materials and production»
June 28, 2022
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) presented the previously announced winners of the Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award 2021 with their award plaques at this year’s»
June 28, 2022
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)’s Basic Powder Metallurgy Short Course, which is now in its fifty-eighth year, is scheduled to take place from August 8–10, 2022, at the Penn State Conference»
June 28, 2022
Additive Manufacturing parts and service provider Amaero International Limited, headquartered in Notting Hill, Victoria, Australia, has stated that its titanium powder plant is nearing completion, with the»
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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.
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.
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.