The winners in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design. Designers continue to choose PM for critical applications such as auto engines and transmissions, medical devices, consumer products, military applications, and more.
Grab your cowboy boots and blue jeans and saunter down to Texas, because POWDERMET2018, the leading North American powder metallurgy (PM) and particulate materials conference, begins in less than two weeks in vibrant San Antonio, June 17–20, on the famous River Walk. The co-located conference Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM2018) will kick-off at the same time.
The 2018 edition of MPIF Standard 35 – Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts has been released. This Standard is a must-have document and provides the design and materials engineer with the latest engineering property data and information available to specify materials for structural parts made using the PM process.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s Industry Development Board (IDB) has released the third video in a four-part educational series on powder metallurgy (PM). “An Overview of Metal Injection Molding” (MIM) is hosted by PM industry leader John Engquist, FAPMI, past president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT). In addition to an overview of the MIM process, Engquist discusses industry market segments, case studies, and more.
Proslab Dental, Melbourne, Australia, has debuted the first metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine for dental applications in Australia. Until now, dimensional change during the manufacturing process of removable partial dentures (RPD) has been a difficult technical challenge due to the reliance on traditional techniques such as “lost wax.” Thanks to metal powder bed fusion technology, Proslab can meet this challenge.