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In addition of 60-pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 108-page Autumn 2018 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 7 No. 3) includes the following articles and special features:
Porite Group: A Powder Metallurgy company built on the success of self-lubricating bearings
Established in 1952, Porite Group has a long history of innovation, supplying Powder Metallurgy components to the automotive, power tool, consumer electronics and electrical appliance industries, among many others.
Over the years the company has seen rapid expansion, not only in Japan, but at other key locations in Asia and the USA. Dr Yoshinobu Takeda visited Porite Japan on behalf of PM Review, and in this article provides a unique view of the company, its products and its key people.
Sputtering targets: The advantages of Powder Metallurgy in the production process
Though production of sputtering targets could be considered a niche application, Powder Metallurgy processes are widely used for the manufacture of a significant range of different coating source materials.
In this article, Plansee SE’s Jörg Winkler and Christian Linke review the major materials and applications of sputtered and arc-deposited thin films, describe important material and product characteristics of a sputtering target to achieve a stable coating process, and highlight the specific advantages of PM.
MPIF’s 2018 Design Excellence Award winning parts continue to showcase the abilities of metal powder technology
The winners in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were announced during the POWDERMET2018 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, San Antonio, Texas, USA, June 17-20, 2018.
We present the ‘press and sinter’ PM components that received either Grand Prizes or Awards of Distinction.
POWDERMET2018: High complexity and high density forming continue to drive PM growth
A technical session at the POWDERMET2018 conference, organised by MPIF (Metal Powder Industries Federation) and held in San Antonio, Texas, June 17-20, 2018, focused on the two factors that are the main drivers for new PM structural part applications; namely, ever-increasing shape complexity and the attainment of higher formed density levels, as an enabler for enhanced product performance levels.
Dr David Whittaker reviews two key presentations on this topic.