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In addition to more than 30 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 72 page Spring 2016 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 5 No. 1) includes the following articles and special features:
INDIA FOCUS: The challenges and outlook for India’s Powder Metallurgy industry
During a visit to India on behalf of Powder Metallurgy Review, Dr Georg Schlieper took the opportunity to meet with Narasimhan Gopinath, President of Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI). During the meeting, Gopinath answered questions regarding the current state of India’s PM industry and provided his unique perspective on the opportunities for growth in the country.
INDIA FOCUS: Fluidtherm Technology, India’s innovative furnace manufacturer looks forward to continued growth
Fluidtherm Technology Pvt Ltd is India’s largest manufacturer of furnaces for the Powder Metallurgy industry. The company is one of the industry’s leading innovators, regularly presenting its technological developments at international conferences and exhibitions. Dr Georg Schlieper recently visited Fluidtherm and met with the company’s founder and CEO, Narasimhan Gopinath. In this exclusive report for Powder Metallurgy Review, we review the growth of Fluidtherm and reasons for its continued success.
China’s cemented carbide industry: Growth prospects for the world’s leading producer
Cemented carbide production has been one of the fastest growing segments of Powder Metallurgy with tonnage estimated at around 65,000 mt globally in 2014. China is the leading global manufacturer of cemented carbides with over 40% market share. In the following report Zhongjian Zhang, President of the Cemented Carbide Branch of the China Tungsten Industry Association, identifies the key players and reports on the current state and outlook for the cemented carbide industry in China.
Hagen 2015: Advances in metal powder technologies at Germany’s annual PM symposium
The 34th Hagen Symposium, organised by Germany’s Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie, was held in Hagen, Germany, on November 26-27, 2015. The annual meeting for the German-speaking PM community attracted more than 200 delegates and the accompanying exhibition included some 62 exhibitors. Dr Georg Schlieper reports on a number of presentations focused on the hardmetal industry as well as a presentation that looks at the potential of thermoelectric materials. A novel sintered soft magnetic composite material, that combines the advantages of SMC with the strength of sintered PM materials, is also discussed.
Safety in the PM industry: Steps in reducing the risk of fire and explosion with metal powder dusts
A session on combustible dusts at POWDERMET2015, held in San Diego, USA, May 17-20, 2015, included two papers which assessed the potential risks with metal dusts and, perhaps more importantly, provided guidance on mitigation strategies to avoid these risks. Dr David Whittaker reports for Powder Metallurgy Review on the papers from this session.