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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.

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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.’

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In the latest issue of PM Review…

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Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Höganäs’ fourth reinvention: Creating sustainable metal powders for automotive electrification
  • Powder Metallurgy in China: Markets, applications and the impact of vehicle electrification
  • Taking control of your metal powder supply chain: Blue Power’s solutions for in-house atomisation
  • Shaping the future: Dorst Technologies on digitisation, data and the PM ‘smart factory’
  • JPMA Awards 2022: PM process innovations supporting the route to carbon neutrality

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The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
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  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
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