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In addition to more than 30 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 80 page Spring 2016 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 4 No. 1) includes the following articles and special features:
Tozmetal: Turkish gear pump specialist drives innovations in PM quality control
Istanbul, the metropolis on the Bosphorus where Europe and Asia meet, is not only Turkey’s largest city but also an important location for Turkey’s Powder Metallurgy industry. Dr Georg Schlieper recently visited Tozmetal, a leading Turkish PM parts manufacturer, and introduces the company and its technology, as well as reviewing its activities relating to quality assurance.
Introduction to Metallography for Powder Metallurgy:
Part 2, revealing and examining the microstructure
Metallography is the study of the physical structure of metals using microscopy. The process has many advantages as a method to characterise Powder Metallurgy products and helps to ensure product quality and understand issues that arise. In part two of our introduction to this important science, Thomas F Murphy, Hoeganaes Corporation, USA, identifies the best techniques to reveal and examine the microstructure of Powder Metallurgy samples.
DIRA-GREEN: Automated defect detection in green compacts to ensure quality in PM parts production
A European consortium, comprising companies and institutions, has grouped together under the acronym DIRA-GREEN for a three year project in order to develop a new inspection tool based on automated digital radiography technology for the improved assessment of green powder metal parts. Dr Georg Schlieper, a member of the consortium, outlines the design and properties of the prototype inspection system which was developed during this research.
Innovations in Powder Metallurgy tools, products and processes at the 2014 Hagen Symposium
The Hagen Symposium, organised by the Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie, is the annual meeting for many German-speaking powder metallurgists. The 33rd symposium took place in the Civic Centre of Hagen on November 27-28, 2014, and attracted over 200 participants and some 61 exhibitors. Dr Georg Schlieper attended the symposium on behalf of Powder Metallurgy Review, his report covers a number of key presentations from the event as well as the awarding of the 2014 Skaupy Prize to Professor Detlev Stöver.
Super Abrasive Machining: A secondary process for reducing the cost of complex component manufacture
Super Abrasive Machining is a secondary process that allows the forming of complex components from simplified sintered compacts. Through the correct adoption of the technology, savings can be made in both upstream and downstream aspects of the Powder Metallurgy process. Rocco Petrilli, President, CEO and Managing Partner of Super Abrasive Machining Innovations LLC, outlines the process and demonstrates how the technique can reduce costs and open up new possibilities for the PM industry
Development of new materials and applications driving Japan’s PM industry to success
The winners of the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association’s (JPMA) 2014 Powder Metallurgy Awards reflect an industry continuing to develop and expand the range of applications suited to PM technology. The awards recognise innovations in new materials, manufacturing processes and component design. Evident again in this year’s awards are the increasing number of applications for PM in hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as opportunities for replacing traditional production routes with more environmentally friendly PM options.