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In addition to over forty pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, the 104-page Spring 2022 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review magazine (Vol. 11 No. 1) includes the following articles and special features:

Powder Metallurgy has always been green. Now, we need to learn to talk about it

Being a green technology, PM should be reaping the rewards as the automotive industry seeks to reduce its environmental impact. Instead, the PM industry appears to be preparing for a decline, as the traditional PM parts used in the internal combustion engine fade out of use. Now, when it could most be thriving on its green credentials, press and sinter PM runs the risk of being overlooked as a solution for e-drive applications.

The main reason, believes Barton White, CEO, Kymera International, is a lack of promotion of PM to the C-suite, executive-level automotive manufacturers. Here, he reflects on the changes the auto industry has undergone in recent history and considers how PM can find a place in the new, electrified landscape.

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39th Hagen Symposium 2021: Sustainable solutions and new markets for Powder Metallurgy

Following a year’s postponement as a result of COVID-19, the 39th Hagen Symposium finally took place from November 25–26, 2021. Organised by Germany’s Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie, this long-anticipated event brought together the German-speaking PM community for two days of high-level technical presentations on the topic of sustainable solutions and new markets for Powder Metallurgy.

Dr Georg Schlieper attended the symposium on behalf of PM Review, and here reports on the key takeaways from a programme whose theme in 2021 aimed to help PM cement its place in a more sustainable future.

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Euro PM2021: A view to CO2 reduction across the Powder Metallurgy workflow

Within the programme of the Euro PM2021 Virtual Congress, October 18–22, 2021, organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), a double-session Special Interest Seminar (SIS) addressed the opportunities for the reduction of CO2 emissions across the press and sinter PM workflow through developments in processes and equipment.

Here, Dr David Whittaker provides a summary of each presentation given during the SIS, highlighting key points and findings.

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How to make metal powders. Part 2: Understanding water atomisation and water atomised powders

In the Winter 2021 issue of PM Review, we introduced the first instalment in our four-part series on metal powder atomisation, in which two masters of atomisation, Joe Strauss and John Dunkley, introduced the fundamental principles of atomising technology and atomised powders. Now, in the second instalment in the series, they explore one of the most widely used metal powder production methods – water atomisation. This long-established technology is used to produce a vast range of metal powders for many industrial applications, including press and sinter PM and MIM, and is now making inroads into metal AM.

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Gasbarre Products, Inc: Three generations of press and furnace expertise in the heartland of North America’s PM industry

West-central Pennsylvania, USA, boasts the largest concentration in the world of PM parts manufacturers. As a result, it is also home to many of the largest material, equipment and solution providers that serve them. Among the best known of these is Gasbarre Products, Inc., manufacturer of a range of presses and furnaces that have served as the workhorses of this industry for decades.

Bernard North visited the company headquarters and spoke to Alex Gasbarre (CEO), Mark Thomason (International Sales Manager), Heath Jenkins (president – Press and Automation), and Mark Saline (president – Sinterite and C.I. Hayes), about Gasbarre’s history, present, and plans for the future.

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  • As well as an extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news section, this 120-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

    • Powder Metallurgy has always been green. Now, we need to learn to talk about it
    • 39th Hagen Symposium 2021: Sustainable solutions and new markets for Powder Metallurgy
    • Euro PM2021: A view to CO2 reduction across the Powder Metallurgy workflow
    • How to make metal powders. Part 2: Understanding water atomisation and water atomised powders
    • Gasbarre Products, Inc: Three generations of press and furnace expertise in the heartland of North America’s PM industry
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