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In addition to more than 20 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 48 page Autumn 2012 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1) includes the following articles and special features:
Recent trends in Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP): Processing and applications
The processing of primarily large Powder Metallurgy (PM) near-net shapes such as superalloys, tool steels, stainless steels, and titanium by Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) has been used extensively since 1970 and an estimated 1000 HIP systems have been installed since that time. HIP systems are also used for defect healing of castings, diffusion bonding and cladding, and fully densifying hardmetals (cemented carbides). We review trends in HIP process technology and application trends for powder materials.
North America’s Powder Metallurgy industry maintains its growth momentum
In comments delivered during the opening session of PowderMet 2012, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Nashville, June 10-13, Matthew Bulger, President of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), stated that in all materials, process and market sectors, the North American Powder Metallurgy industry has built on the growth momentum that began last year.
Award winning parts demonstrate PM’s many advantages for critical applications
Winning parts in the MPIF’s 2012 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition were announced at PowderMet 2012. We present all the award winning components.
New alloy developments enhance PM aluminium application opportunities
The results of two separate Powder Metallurgy aluminium alloy developments, pursued through collaborations between GKN Sinter Metals and Dalhousie University and aimed at two diverse types of PM press/sinter application, were revealed in presentations at PowderMet 2012. Dr David Whittaker reviews these papers exclusively for Powder Metallurgy Review.
Binder/lubricant developments enhance Powder Metallurgy part quality and strength
A presentation in the Special Interest Programme on Lubrication Science at PowderMet 2012 from Hoeganaes Corporation, USA, emphasised the message that the development of binder/lubricants has brought a range of compaction process control and dimensional control benefits, and has been an important enabler in the enhancement of product densities and strength levels through processes such as Warm Die Compaction. Dr David Whittaker reviews this paper exclusively for Powder Metallurgy Review.