Powder Metallurgy: The process and its applications

Introduction to Powder Metallurgy
Powder Metallurgy can be used to make a wide range of components (Courtesy MPIF)

This extensive introduction to the Powder Metallurgy (PM) process provides a detailed overview of a dynamic technology.

The following pages guide the reader through the steps required to produce components via the Powder Metallurgy route, highlighting the material choices, design considerations and economic advantages of the process. The guide includes information explaining the properties achievable and looks at the international standards relating to the Powder Metallurgy industry.

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Powder Metallurgy: Award winning parts

The award presentations made by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) and the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) clearly demonstrate Powder Metallurgy’s versatility and cost competitiveness.

Award winners are featured in the following reviews and include ferrous, non-ferrous and Metal Injection Moulded (MIM) products made around the world for a variety of end-user industries.

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) awards

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) awards

2018 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005

Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) awards

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 20182017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005

Further PM related resources

To learn about the Powder Injection Moulding process read our Introduction to PIM Technology on the PIM International website

To find out more about metal Additive Manufacturing read our Introduction to metal Additive Manufacturing on the Metal AM website

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

  • Phoenix Sintered Metals: A story of transformation, growth and community from America’s PM heartland
  • World PM2024 Yokohama: The stage is set for the PM industry to find a path to sustainable growth
  • The state of Europe’s hard magnets industry and the challenge of optimising the mass production of Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets

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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
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

 

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