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In addition to 50-pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 108-page Summer 2019 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 8 No. 2) includes the following articles and special features:
The Powder Metallurgy market in India: Potential for continued growth as auto industry advances
India produced a total of 31 million vehicles last year, including passenger and commercial vehicles as well as three and two-wheelers, making it the fourth largest automotive manufacturer in the world. Domestic sales and exports are increasing year-on-year, with the country offering huge potential for growth.
The domestic market for sintered components is growing at a CAGR of 22%, with many businesses reporting further investment and new product lines. In this review, Kadambari Gopinath, Fluidtherm Technology, reports on the current state of India’s automotive market and provides an insight into the country’s growing PM industry.
Award winning automotive applications showcase potential of PM
There are many applications in the automotive sector where the use of Powder Metallurgy offers numerous advantages over other metal working processes. From reduced manufacturing costs to improved properties and unique material characteristics, Powder Metallurgy can be used to produce a wide range of automotive components. Over recent years, many of these parts have been the recipient of industry awards, and in this article, Dr David Whittaker highlights a number of the winning parts to showcase the potential for PM in the automotive sector.
Spark Plasma Sintering: Method, systems, applications and industrialisation
For around thirty years, Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) has been of great interest to the Powder Metallurgy industry and academia alike, for both product manufacturing and advanced material research and development. Today in Japan, a number of components made using SPS are already in production, with the process moving from the R&D stage to practical industrial use.
In this article, Dr Masao Tokita, of NJS Co., Ltd., introduces the latest in SPS technology, discusses the development of SPS systems and highlights a number of industrial applications.