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Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database Updated

Data retrieval from the Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database (GPMD) is faster than ever, thanks to a move to a cloud-based platform.  Data for hundreds of PM material grades, from thousands of tests collected from a wide range of sources, is available from this open-access database.   The database is fully searchable, and outputs can be exported to several recognized FEA software packages. The data is displayed in a user-friendly format viewable in both tabular and graphic formats.  The data will be of particular interest to design engineers in a range of industries.

Launched in 2004, the GPMD was a collaboration between the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) representing the Americas, European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) representing Europe, and the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) representing Japan. The Asian Powder Metallurgy Association (APMA) joined the collaboration in 2020.

The GPMD includes data for ferrous and non-ferrous materials properties for conventional (press and sinter) and metal injection molding (MIM) processes.  Additionally, reference examples of expected microstructure phases as a result of sintering temperature and cooling rates are provided.

There are plans to further expand the GPMD to include specific metal additive manufacturing (AM) data. For more information, contact Bill Edwards at bedwards@mpif.org.

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