MPIF releases updated PM Industry Roadmap

February 13, 2023

Conventional PM sales by application 2021 (US$) - North America (Courtesy Powder Metallurgy Parts Association)
Conventional PM sales by application 2021 (US$) – North America (Courtesy Powder Metallurgy Parts Association)

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has released its 2023 PM Industry Roadmap. This update reviews current and future demands of key markets and identifies technical barriers, challenges, opportunities and priorities that are expected to further drive the growth of the Powder Metallurgy industry.

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categories of PM processes:

  • Press & sinter
  • Metal Injection Moulding
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Isostatic Pressing

Current industry is driven by applications in the automotive market, but growth opportunities over the next decade are expected in the energy, aerospace, medical, dental, electrical & magnetic, defence, industrial and consumer markets.

The 2023 update also reviews the industry achievements from 2017 – 2022 and features interactive links to award-winning Powder Metallurgy components. The original 2001 roadmap, and subsequent updates in 2012 and 2017, are still valid and relevant and may continue to serve as a reference.

The 2023 PM Industry Roadmap is available here.

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Conventional PM sales by application 2021 (US$) - North America (Courtesy Powder Metallurgy Parts Association)

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PM Review Spring 2023

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

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy: A strategic vision for the future of permanent magnets for EVs
  • Building trust in the Powder Metallurgy industry: The role of standardisation and an update on recent work by ISO/TC 119
  • High-volume powder production for Additive Manufacturing: SMS group’s continuous metal powder production process
  • Development of enhanced-performance PM brake pads for high-speed trains by Beijing Tianyishangjia New Material Corp., Ltd.
  • The START project: Creating a sustainable supply chain for green energy harvesting products by Powder Metallurgy
  • World PM2022: Reviewing three innovative methods for metal powder production

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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
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