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Kanthal presents CO2 reducing heating technology at Thermprocess
June 8, 2023
Heating technology company Kanthal, headquartered in Hallstahammar, Sweden, will showcase its CO2 reducing electric heating solutions at Thermprocess, reputedly the biggest exhibition of innovative»
Global study reveals key challenges and opportunities for new technology in auto industry
June 7, 2023
Industrial automation and digital transformation technologies provider Rockwell Automation, Inc. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, has announced the results of its 8th annual “State of Smart Manufacturing»
Bodycote announces search for Chief Executive
June 7, 2023
Bodycote plc, headquartered in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK, has announced that Stephen Harris, Group Chief Executive, will retire from both the board and the company next year. Harris joined Bodycote»
Aclara produces first high-purity REE concentrate from Chile facility
June 7, 2023
Aclara Resources reportes it has begun continuous operation of its pilot plant for the Penco Module near its headquarters in Concepción, Chile. The company produced its first sample of high-purity rare earth»
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Höganäs’ fourth reinvention: Creating sustainable metal powders for automotive electrification
The automotive industry is replacing its core technology – the Internal Combustion Engine. This has meant cost-efficiency programmes across the industry and strict priorities to finance the transformation to an electrified future. What does this mean for the global automotive supply chain and, within it, the Powder Metallurgy industry?
As the world’s largest metal powder producer, Sweden’s Höganäs AB has adopted a new approach to product development which it believes will support the automotive industry’s future demands. Lars Österlind reports.
Powder Metallurgy in China: Markets, applications and the impact of vehicle electrification
Over the past three decades, China has grown into a powerhouse for Powder Metallurgy parts production. Supported by a thriving and diversified domestic market for PM parts, domestically-owned PM companies are now competing with international market leaders. China’s PM industry, however, faces the same challenges as the rest of the world’s producers – the transition to vehicle electrification.
Here, Prof Cao Yang, Deputy General Manager of NBTM group and Deputy Secretary General of China General Machine Components Industry Association Powder Metallurgy Branch (CMPMA), and Dr Yau Hung Chiou (Dr Q), share their insights.
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Shaping the future: Dorst Technologies on digitisation, data and the PM ‘smart factory’
Whilst some areas of the Powder Metallurgy industry, particularly those involved in the automotive and hardmetals sectors, have leveraged the production data for many years, others have yet to embrace the opportunities presented by the vast quantities of data that their production processes are able to generate.
In this article, Christian Müller, from Dorst Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, considers the opportunities that exist for the digitisation of the Powder Metallurgy process and a move towards PM ‘smart factories.’