The revised volume is organised in two parts. The first part, following an introductory division on history and material standards, covers the basic principles and techniques that are common to all PM materials. These divisions include powder manufacture, powder characterization, compaction, sintering, and full density processing.
The second part of the handbook covers detailed information on PM technology as it applies to individual metal/alloy families. Within each material-specific division, the information presented follows the typical production steps: powder manufacture, compaction, sintering, secondary processing, as well as properties and applications. Major emphasis is placed on the material and processes as they are currently used in industry.