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In addition to more than 30 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 72 page Spring 2013 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 2 No. 1) includes the following articles and special features:
Japan’s Powder Metallurgy industry: Overview and current status
Despite current challenging economic conditions in Japan, the country’s PM industry continues to benefit from the growth of the Asian automotive market. As a result, many Japanese PM companies have followed auto makers overseas and established lower cost manufacturing subsidiaries. Japan’s PM industry is also actively developing new materials, improving processes and looking to novel applications including those outside the automotive sector for growth. Dr Yoshinobu Takeda, Höganäs Japan KK, reviews the current state of Japan’s PM industry.
Changes at GKN as Peter Oberparleiter becomes new CEO of the PM division
GKN PLC appointed Peter Oberparleiter as the new CEO of its PM division in the autumn of 2012. The appointment followed the retirement of the division’s former President and CEO Manfred Weber. Powder Metallurgy Review reports on recent developments at the company.
PM2012 World Congress: An overview of the global Powder Metallurgy industry
The highly successful PM2012 Powder Metallurgy World Congress, Yokohama, Japan, October 14-18, attracted over 700 delegates and almost 7000 exhibition visitors. Powder Metallurgy Review reports on the plenary session that featured presentations from the JPMA, MPIF and EPMA highlighting the current state of the PM industry in Asia, North America and Europe.
Developments in ferrous PM materials at PM2012 Yokohama
A number of papers at the PM2012 PM World Congress presented some of the latest advances in ferrous PM materials. Dr David Whittaker reviews some innovative approaches that offer advanced materials with improved mechanical and magnetic properties, enhanced machinability and lower costs.
JFE Steel broadens iron powder range for high performance Powder Metallurgy parts
JFE Steel is today one of Japan’s leading producers of both reduced (from mill scale) and water atomised iron and steel powders under the brand name of ‘JIP®’. We report on recent technical breakthroughs announced by JFE at its exhibit at the PM2012 World Congress.
Innovations in hardmetals processing and characterisation at Euro PM2012
The Euro PM2012 Congress, Basel, Switzerland, 17-19 September, offered the hardmetals community a focused technical programme that covered the latest innovations in hardmetals production. Dr Leo Prakash reviews a selection of papers that addressed both the processing of hardmetals and the characterisation of hard materials for applications in the rock drilling sector.