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In addition to more than 40-pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 92-page Spring 2018 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 7 No. 1) includes 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.