Greg Goto, senior project engineer at Parmatech Corporation, describes how metal and plastic injection
moulding can work in harmony, with the replacement of
a plastic gear part with stainless steel using a powder metallurgy process.
01 May 2013
Cost-effective secondary finish process offers upstream cost savings for manufacturers of aerospace, automotive, and industrial components.
27 March 2013
Up until now the Kroll process has been the go-to technology for the extraction of titanium metal. Now Metalysis has begun the commercialisation of its alternative method, based on FFC technology. So, we have to ask: is this the end of Kroll? Metal Powder Report caught up with Metalysis CEO Guppy Dhariwal and Dr Kartik Rao, Director of Business Development, to discuss.
27 February 2013
High-tech applications, as well as increasing worldwide demand, are fueling the production of metal injection
moulded components. A newly released report by Tracy
MacNeal of ATW Companies provides the specifics.
20 February 2013
In his follow-up coverage of papers presented at the
PowderMet 2012 show, Joe Capus examines the boundless
opportunities – as well as challenges – for PM for electronics.
09 January 2013
White House officials have reported that a new additive manufacturing (AM) institute is to open in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The move is part of President Obama’s commitment to invest in US manufacturing.
24 October 2012
The annual PM Design Excellence competition sponsored by MPIF continues to attract increasing numbers of prize-worthy candidate parts. The twenty entries selected for awards
at this year’s presentation during the PowderMet2012 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, characterised the many design advantages of the PM process. Applications of the winning parts ranged from automotive, electronics, agricultural equipment, industrial and consumer products, aerospace/military, to medical devices.
10 October 2012
Dr James McCall, from NuvoSci Consulting, reviews what he considers to be the strongest collection of presentations concerning lubrication and delubrication delivered at PowderMet 2012 in many years.
03 October 2012
Good times are back for the North American PM Industry, says Joe Capus, contributing editor, who reports on presentations from Matthew Bulger, the new president of the MPIF, and representatives from the automotive industries, who spoke to delegates at PowderMet2012.
05 September 2012
Joseph Capus reports from MIM2012 in San Diego, which was predominantly devoted to ferrous materials and their processing, with a smaller focus on the hardmetals and non-metallic injection moulding sectors.
03 July 2012
Ken Brookes discusses an investigation into diamond impregnated tools for stone and civil engineering which took place at the EPMA 2011 Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
07 June 2012
News this month of the first titanium jaw made specific to a patient’s bone structure made a big impression on both the nontechnical and technical press. But how important is this development, and what does it mean for the future of additive manufacturing? Liz Nickels investigates...
17 May 2012
Last year’s double-digit growth is expected to continue in metal powders, with manufacturers reporting high demand driven largely by North American markets, says Anita Shaw…
09 May 2012
Euro PM2011, considered the pinnacle of the annual powder metallurgy calendar, set attendance records as well as the stage for industry growth. Joe Capus reports…
04 April 2012
What downturn? The metal injection moulding (MIM) industry is flourishing, with high demand for jobs, products and materials. Look for growth to come largely from developing markets, says Anita Shaw…
27 March 2012
Say lubricants to most people in the PM industry and the first things they think of are the additives that ease green parts out of the press. But take a step back and look at
the complex machinery that makes up the press. What are its lubrication needs? Phil Burge from SKF offers some compelling evidence to encourage users to look more closely at lubrication regimes...
28 February 2012
Joseph Capus looks in on a session on binders taking place at the PowderMet 2011 conference in San Francisco and reports on what’s new in the field of binder lubricants in PM processing.
21 February 2012
Ken Brookes dissects the current state of the tungsten and tungsten carbide industries in China.
07 February 2012
Using powder metal technology to produce large titanium parts has long been a major goal for the PM industry. But while small, expensive, parts have been produced, large, affordable, titanium PM parts have hitherto been consigned to the realms of wishful thinking. Now Massachusetts-based Dynamet
Technology is claiming an advance that could see PM titanium products being used to substitute for wrought titanium airframe components on commercial aircraft. The company expects its work to significantly increase the volume of PM titanium product and provide a major breakthrough at the intersection of the titanium, aerospace and powder metal industries.
31 January 2012
In today's electronic world, the demand for high quality ferrite products is rising rapidly. There are several types of ferrites and the preparation of all these are similar; the principal difference is in the raw material used.
01 April 2011
An important cost factor in the production of metal powder pressed parts for the automotive industry are the punches and dies, which are usually made of sintered tungsten carbides and often provided with wear resistant coatings. These tools are subject to strong mechanical wear, and hence have a limited life.
28 September 2010