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In addition to more than 30 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 80 page Autumn 2013 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 2 No. 3) includes the following articles and special features:
North America’s PM industry: The challenges of an evolving automotive market
In the 1990s North America’s PM industry enjoyed rapid growth thanks to a dramatic increase in the quantity and weight of PM components used in US automobiles. The recession of 2008, a drive towards smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles and the globalisation of engine and gearbox development has however dramatically changed the landscape for the region’s PM producers. Eric Boreczky reviews the recent history of PM in North America and considers the challenges that lie ahead in adapting to a changing automotive market.
Plansee Seminar 2013: The global refractory metals and hard materials industry meets in Austria
The 18th Plansee Seminar organised by the Plansee Group was held in Reutte, Austria, from the June 3-7 2013. Dr Leo Prakash reports on presentations highlighting global R&D trends and the phenomena of cobalt capping.
PowderMet 2013: State of the North American Powder Metallurgy industry
The PowderMet 2013 International Conference on PM and Particulate Materials was held in Chicago, USA, from June 24-27. Organised by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), the event attracted over 800 participants and included three days of presentations and a trade exhibition. A keynote presentation by MPIF President Matthew Bulger gave delegates a detailed overview of the current state of the North American Powder Metallurgy industry.
PowderMet 2013: Technical developments offer growth for the PM industry
A Special Interest Program at PowderMet 2013 proved to be an excellent opportunity to showcase the advances in PM material and process developments. Dr David Whittaker reports on a number of key presentations.
MPIF 2013 award winning PM parts showcase an innovative industry
Winning parts in the MPIF 2013 PM Design Excellence Awards competition were announced at PowderMet 2013. The award winners provide a showcase for Powder Metallurgy, demonstrating the latest design and manufacturing developments in the industry.
Soft Magnetic Composites in the development of a new compact transversal flux electric motor
GKN Sinter Metals and RWTH Aachen have collaborated to develop a new transversal flux motor (TFM) which uses Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC) iron powders in the stators of the motor. We report on a presentation given Stefan Tiller, GKN Sinter Metals, on the development of the new TFM e-motor.