Powder Injection Moulding International – September issue now available
September 13, 2007
The September issue of Powder Injection Moulding International has just been published. This feature-packed 64 page issue includes 10 pages of industry news plus the following special features:
The Powder injection moulding of cemented carbides: a global market with a bright future
Powder injection moulding (PIM) technology has been used for many years in the production of cemented carbide (hardmetal) products. We review how PIM technology is applied in this major global industry.
Powder injection moulding in North America – upbeat again
North America was at the forefront of the early development and application of PIM technology. After slower growth in recent years the future is now looking good for PIM in North America.
A closer look at award winning MIM products from North America
The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s (MPIF) ‘Design Excellence Awards’ competition offers an insight into the latest in MIM applications. We take a closer look at this year’s award winners.
Leading German manufacturer works to develop the market for MIM in the automotive sector
Schunk Sintermetalltechnik GmbH is one of Germany’s premier MIM companies with over 90% of its production going to the automotive sector. We present a fascinating insight into the company’s operations.
The impact of REACH on the powder injection moulding industry
In this specially commission review Peter Brewin, former Technical Director of the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) reports on REACH, a new European Union law that will affect the whole of the PIM industry.
Companies in the news section include:
Acelent, Applied Separations Inc., Battenfeld, Bosch, Carpenter, Daido Steel, DuPont, Ecka Granulate, Engel Austria, Fraunhofer IKTS, GKN Sinter Metals, H.C.Starck, Hitachi Metals, IFAM Bremen, International Titanium Powder LLC, JFE Steel, Metalysis, Norilsk, Novamet, OMG, Polymer Technologies Inc., QinetiQ, Reading Alloys
Technical Papers in this issue:
Moulding properties and causes of deterioration of recycled MIM feedstock
L.H. Cheng, K.S. Hwang
Powder injection moulding of cemented carbides for the production of micro parts and micro structured parts
L. Merz, S. Rath, B. Zeep
Study of the rheological properties of a new bronze 90/10 feedstock based on irregular powder particles for application in powder injection moulding (PIM)
José M. Contreras, Antonia Jiménez-Morales, José M. Torralba