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.

 

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

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

 

European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) awards

2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005

 

Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) awards

2017 | 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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Download the latest issue of PM Review

Our latest issue is now available to download in PDF format, free of charge.

As well as an extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news section, this 108-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

  • Porite Group: A Powder Metallurgy company built on the success of self-lubricating bearings
  • Sputtering targets: The advantages of Powder Metallurgy in the production process
  • MPIF’s 2018 Design Excellence Award winning parts continue to showcase the abilities of metal powder technology
  • POWDERMET2018: High complexity and high density forming continue to drive PM growth
  • More information

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Powder Metallurgy:The original net-shape production process

Powder Metallurgy components are relied upon by a wide variety of manufacturing industries, from automotive to power tools, household appliances, chemical engineering, filtration and more.

The main reason for the technology’s success is its cost-effectiveness at producing high volumes of net-shape components, combined with its ability to allow the manufacture of products that, because of the production processes, simply cannot be manufactured by other methods.

To discover more about how the technology has revolutionised component production, browse our Introduction to Powder Metallurgy.

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