The Spring 2018 issue of PM Review magazine has been released and is now available online. In addition to more than 40 pages of the latest industry news, this 92-page issue features the following articles and special features:
Miba Sinter Group: How a global PM producer is adapting to a changing automotive industry
Miba AG is one of Austria’s leading industrial and technology companies. Formed in Laakirchen, Upper Austria in 1927, the group develops and manufactures its products at twenty-two sites in eleven countries.
Miba specialises in engine bearings, friction materials, sintered components and coatings, with its products found in passenger vehicles, trucks, construction machinery, trains, ships, aircraft and power plants. Dr Raquel de Oro Calderon recently visited Miba Sinter Group, the company’s Powder Metallurgy division, at its Vorchdorf facility.
High-performance premixes for increased production rates and optimum surface finish
Research engineers at Rio Tinto Metal Powders, Canada, and Metalsinter S.r.l, Italy, have been working closely to optimise the compaction stage of the Powder Metallurgy process. In order to increase productivity in component production, the use of a high-performance premix has been reported as a method to increase compaction speed, whilst maintaining excellent surface finishes.
In this article, Rio Tinto’s Vincent Paris reports on the work and concludes that the selection of lubricants must be carefully evaluated in collaboration with the powder supplier and the part manufacturer.
Euro PM2017: Optimising sintering processes for improved Powder Metallurgy properties
The Euro PM2017 conference, organised by European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) in Milan, Italy, October 1-5 2017, included a technical session featuring a number of studies of various sintering mechanisms.
In this report, Dr David Whittaker reviews three papers from the session which highlight the potential benefits of applying rate controlled sintering, study the thermal decomposition of delubrication aiding additives, and report on delubrication control systems for batch processes.
Triamet: A tungsten based alternative to lead for high radiation absorption applications
From its facility in Germany, Wolfram Industrie specialises in the production and processing of tungsten and molybdenum. Over the course of its long history, the company has amassed vast experience as a provider of a wide range of products from these materials, and its Triamet range is one such product.
Well-suited to applications requiring a tungsten-based heavy metal, the company reports on the use of this alloy as an alternative to lead for high radiation absorption applications in the medical industry.
A new way to read PM Review
Beginning with the Spring 2018 issue, PM Review will be delivered to digital readers in an additional page-flip format, which can be accessed directly on the magazine page. This convenient format offers readers the option to view the magazine in high-resolution without downloading a large PDF file.
The new format is fully searchable by term or company, and scales automatically to fit the mobile, tablet or computer screen it is being viewed on. It also gives readers the option to easily share the magazine with colleagues, friends and others via email, social media or a direct link. This edition is the first in a planned conversion of all back-issues of the magazine to the same format.
Readers who prefer to download the PDF for offline reading can still do so, in single or double-page format, by following the links on the download page.