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In addition to more than 30 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 72 page Winter 2015 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 4 No. 4) includes the following articles and special features:
Powder Metallurgy aluminium components offer lightweight solutions and high volume production
Powder Metallurgy aluminium components provide design engineers with a lightweight, energy saving option for a range of applications. The process can offer unique material properties along with the ability to produce high volumes of complex aluminium components. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schubert and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weissgärber, of Germany’s Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden, describe the production process and provide a number of industrial case studies to highlight the possibilities of aluminium PM.
Euro PM2015: Technologies for enhancing the Powder Metallurgy process
A series of papers presented at the Euro PM2015 Congress, held in Reims, France, October 4-7, 2015, looked at the development of a number of design tools for improved control of conventional press and sinter Powder Metallurgy processes. These papers were included in a technical session specifically dedicated to presenting “Tools for Improving PM”. Dr David Whittaker reports on this session for Powder Metallurgy Review and highlights the key developments in this area.
PM Titanium 2015: Developments in the powder metallurgical processing of titanium
PM Titanium 2015, the third in the international series of conferences specifically focussed on the processing, consolidation and metallurgy of titanium, was held in Lüneburg, Germany, from August 31 to September 3, 2015. Dr David Whittaker reports for Powder Metallurgy Review on presentations that discussed the potential benefits of introducing higher levels of oxygen or nitrogen into PM titanium materials, the use of Spark Plasma Sintering in the processing route and the development of a Hydrogen Sintering and Phase Transformation (HSPT) PM method.
Japan’s auto industry drives advances in Powder Metallurgy technology
The winners of the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association’s (JPMA) 2015 Powder Metallurgy Awards showcase the continuing developments being made to further expand the range of applications for Powder Metallurgy. The demands of the automotive industry for ever more efficient engines continues to require improved mechanical properties and flexibility of design, both of which PM can offer. The winning components in this years awards recognise innovations in new materials, manufacturing processes and component design, not just in the automotive sector, but in a number of other important industries.