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CPMT Visits Teardown Specialists Munro & Associates

The Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT) recently visited Munro & Associates, specialists working in aerospace, automotive, defense, marine, medical devices, and heavy industrial machinery. During the full-day event, CPMT members were provided the latest lean design approach for electric vehicles (EV), viewing 7 different disassembled EVs to study innovations and possible opportunities for powder metallurgy.

Elmet Technologies Components Used in Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket

Elmet Technologies, Lewiston, Maine, a manufacturer of tungsten and molybdenum components for the aerospace industry, recently supplied parts for use in the Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket program, in the Orion Space Capsule. The SLS is the largest, most powerful rocket built to date. The first SLS mission (Artemis I) for the Artemis Program was launched Wednesday morning. It will travel to the moon and return.

Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association Elects New President



Alex T. Gasbarre, CEO, Gasbarre Products, Inc., DuBois, Pennsylvania, has been elected President of the Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association (PMEA). PMEA is one of six trade associations under the Metal Powder Industries Federation, a "not-for-profit association" formed by the powder metallurgy industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries.

JPMA Announces Its 2022 Awards

Planetary carrier for 4WD, courtesy of JPMA.

In 1979, the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) started awarding innovative PM parts (new design/new materials/process development); powders; and equipment with the intent to broaden the Powder metallurgy technology.

University of Sheffield Converts Coarse Powder into Sheet for Aerospace Applications

University of Sheffield’s STAR group has converted Al alloy powders from atomization to sheet material in two solid-state steps for use in aerospace. (Courtesy STAR Group)

The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, STAR (Sheffield Titanium Alloy Research) group and partner ECKART GmbH, Schluechtern, Germany, are convert oversize metal additive manufacturing (AM) aluminum alloy powders into sheet material for use in aerospace applications. The collaboration combines field assisted sintering technology (FAST) with hot rolling to convert coarse aluminum alloy powders from atomization into sheet material in two solid-state steps.