Summer 2018 issue of PM Review highlights work of MPIF, applications in electric vehicles and green machining

June 6, 2018

 

The Summer 2018 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review (Vol. 7 No. 2) has been released and is now available to read for free online or as a PDF download, or in print. In addition of 50 pages of news from the Powder Metallurgy industry, this 100-page issue includes the following articles and special features:

 

Metal Powder Industries Federation: Education and technology promotion is key to PM’s future

The Metal Powder Industries Federation was established to represent and promote the North American Powder Metallurgy industry. Serving members in all sectors of the supply chain, the work of the MPIF is recognised globally, not only for its development of industry standards, but also for its continuous promotion of metal powder based technologies to end-user sectors.

Jim Adams has been Executive Director of the MPIF since early 2017 and in this exclusive interview we highlight the work of the MPIF and share his unique perspective of the North American PM industry.

 

Powder Metallurgy functional materials: Applications in electric vehicle manufacture

The European Powder Metallurgy Association organised its first Functional Materials Seminar at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, April 17, 2018. The event was established primarily to consider the potential impact of vehicle electrification on the future of the PM industry and to discuss the wide variety of PM functional materials that could find applications in new electric vehicles.

Dr David Whittaker attended the seminar on behalf of PM Review and reports on presentations from experts in both industry and academia.

 

Ceramitec 2018: Industry suppliers showcase the latest in metal powder processing technology

Held every three years in Munich, Germany, Ceramitec is the leading trade fair for the international ceramics industry. For many years, the trade show and accompanying conference have included a Powder Metallurgy stream, due in large part to the fact that many of the equipment suppliers exhibiting at the show provide their products not only to the ceramics industry, but also to PM manufacturers.

Dr Georg Schlieper visited Ceramitec 2018 for PM Review and interviewed a number of exhibitors who supply equipment to sintered parts manufacturers.

 

Sumitomo Electric: Optimising green machining for integration into a high volume production line

As the design complexity of automotive components increases, many parts makers are seeking to optimise processing steps to maintain the high levels of productivity that make Powder Metallurgy a viable option.

One option is the green machining of PM components and this was the focus of a report published by Japan’s Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd. Here, the challenge was to successfully establish high volume production of variable valve timing components requiring complex green machining operations.

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Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Burgess-Norton and Amsted Automotive: How a legacy automotive supplier is growing with, not despite, electrification
  • Meeting sustainability demands in PM: High-temperature sintering of nickel- and copper-free powder mixtures for low alloyed PM parts
  • World PM2022: An overview of the status and trends in the global PM industry
  • A novel approach for the production of metal powders with tailored chemical compositions: Amazemet’s rePowder
  • Productivity, flexibility, reliability: SACMI’s new press technologies for the changing PM industry
  • Understanding the thermal properties of metal powders: Characterisation of powders using the Hot Disk technique
  • World PM2022: Views on the potential of Field Assisted Sintering for advanced materials

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