A new collaborative project to investigate powder metallurgy (PM) applications for astrospace has been initiated with the formation of a partnership between TWI, Airbus Defense and Space, and Nammo Westcott Ltd, ESR Technology, and the University of Birmingham.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s Industry Development Board has released another video in a four-part educational series on powder metallurgy. The "Conventional Press-and-Sinter Powder Metallurgy" (PM) video is hosted by industry leader John Engquist, FAPMI, past president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT), and covers an overview of conventional PM that includes a discussion on aspect ratio, a process overview, and the display of several PM Design Excellence Awards components as case studies.
Chad Spore, staff engineer, Enterprise Materials Engineering, John Deere Waterloo Works Drivetrain Operations, Waterloo, Iowa, has been selected to receive the Vanguard Award from the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The award recognizes powder metallurgy (PM) industry champions from the end-user community whose long-time promotion of the technology has contributed to the expansion of powder metal applications. Spore is only the second person to receive the award since its inception in 2014.
APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2018 Fellow Award recipients will receive elevation to Fellow status at POWDERMET2018: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials during the Industry Luncheon on June 19. The 2018 recipients are Stephen Mashl and Alberto Molinari.
Researchers Fabrice Bernier and Jean-Michel Lamarre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have developed a method to produce permanent magnets for electric motors via cold spray metal additive manufacturing (AM).