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

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

 

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:

  • Burgess-Norton and Amsted Automotive: How a legacy automotive supplier is growing with, not despite, electrification
  • Meeting sustainability demands in PM: High-temperature sintering of nickel- and copper-free powder mixtures for low alloyed PM parts
  • World PM2022: An overview of the status and trends in the global PM industry
  • A novel approach for the production of metal powders with tailored chemical compositions: Amazemet’s rePowder
  • Productivity, flexibility, reliability: SACMI’s new press technologies for the changing PM industry
  • Understanding the thermal properties of metal powders: Characterisation of powders using the Hot Disk technique
  • World PM2022: Views on the potential of Field Assisted Sintering for advanced materials

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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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