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In addition to more than 30 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 84 page Autumn 2015 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 4 No. 3) includes the following articles and special features:
An introduction to Powder Metallurgy Soft Magnetic components: Materials and applications
Powder Metallurgy soft magnetic components can be found in a wide range of applications, with the automotive sector being the largest consumer. A variety of soft magnetic materials are available in powder form and the PM process offers the advantage of net-shape production for many high performance high cost materials. In this article Dr Mark J. Dougan, Chief Metallurgist in the R&D department at PM parts maker and soft magnetic specialist AMES SA, Spain, describes the production process, materials and applications for sintered soft magnetic materials.
Sintering in Powder Metallurgy: Selection of sintering tray material for improved part quality
The choice of sintering tray material is important for any Powder Metallurgy production facility. The selection of tray material composition should go beyond purchase price and incorporate thermal performance and resultant part quality to completely understand the return on investment for each option. In this article, Kirk Rogers and Jon Leist of Carlisle Brake & Friction, USA, highlight the available options and explain the advantages of using carbon-carbon composite materials.
POWDERMET2015: North America’s Powder Metallurgy industry continues on growth track
The North American Powder Metallurgy industry is benefiting from the continued growth of the automotive industry. However, changes to the nature of that sector, with the move to smaller, lighter power units, are proving both a threat and an opportunity. MPIF President, Richard Pfingstler, gave an update of the North American PM industry and looked at trends in the automotive sector at POWDERMET2015, San Diego, USA, May 18 2015.
POWDERMET2015: MPIF Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards 2015
Winners of the Metal Powder Industries Federation 2015 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition were announced at POWDERMET2015, San Diego, USA, May 17-20. The annual awards provide a showcase for the industry and demonstrate the ability of Powder Metallurgy technology to meet high tolerances in a wide range of demanding applications.
POWDERMET2015: Further developments in Hot Isostatic Pressing technology
The growing significance of the use of Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) in the processing of powder products was demonstrated by the inclusion of three HIP sessions in the conference programme for POWDERMET2015, held in San Diego, USA, May 17-20, 2015. Dr David Whittaker reports on a selection of the papers included in these sessions.