The latest issue of Powder Metallurgy Review, the magazine for the PM industry, has just been published and is available to download free of charge from www.ipmd.net.
Interest in the potential of titanium PM continues to grow and in this issue a comprehensive review by Dr F H (Sam) Froes demonstrates how PM is an attractive option for the cost effective production of high integrity titanium components for a wide variety of application sectors.
The importance of national and international PM standards and the advantages they offer the industry cannot be underestimated. Dr Brian James reviews the development of PM standards over the past 50 years and highlights the organisations that are active today.
A number of technical highlights from the Euro PM2013 conference are reviewed by Dr Georg Schlieper and we present the latest innovations and applications from Japan where the JPMA has announced its 2013 PM Award winners.
In the current 72 page issue:
Titanium PM: Developments and opportunities in a sector poised for growth
PM is an attractive approach for the cost effective production of high integrity titanium components that deliver improved performance in aerospace and other applications where superior mechanical properties and excellent corrosion resistance are an advantage. In this comprehensive review Dr F H (Sam) Froes discusses various aspects of titanium PM, from powder production to consolidation methods that include the Blended Elemental approach, Pre-Alloyed techniques, Additive Manufacturing and Spray Deposition. Information on recent technical developments and market size is included, as well as predictions on future industry growth.
Powder Metallurgy standards: Supporting the growth of a global industry
The development of standards for use in the Powder Metallurgy industry dates back to the 1930s. It wasn’t however until 1968 that the International Standards Organisation (ISO) began to adopt PM standards via the formation of Technical Committee TC 119 and today the work of that committee continues. In this article Dr Brian James looks at why the industry needs standards and highlights what purpose they serve. The development of PM standards, greatly influenced by national bodies and PM trade associations, is discussed. The article also reviews recent developments and highlights ongoing activities as standards evolve and adapt to new processes and technologies.
Euro PM2013 Gothenburg: High performance lubricants, heat treatments and crack detection
The Euro PM2013 Congress and Exhibition, organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 15-18, 2013. The event, which attracted over 700 participants, showcased the latest developments in Powder Metallurgy technology. Dr Georg Schlieper reports on three of the technical sessions that took place during the conference that focused on developments in high performance lubricants, heat and steam treatments and innovations in crack detection.
Japan’s award winning PM parts reflect an evolving automotive industry
The winners of the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association’s (JPMA) 2013 Powder Metallurgy Awards once again demonstrate the continuing evolution of Japan’s PM industry. The awards honour companies for the development of new materials, manufacturing processes and component design and evident in this year’s awards are the increasing number of applications for PM in hybrid and electric vehicles.