Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap
The PM Industry Roadmap was originally created in 2001. The then titled PM Industry Vision and Technology Roadmap is a document that defined the vision for the industry, a view of future customer and market expectations, the goals designed to meet those expectations, and proposed a technology roadmap that was to serve as a detailed research agenda.
The PM industry's growth has been facilitated by addressing the technology challenges identified in the PM Industry Vision and Technology Roadmap, which was originally published by the Metal Powder Industries Federation in 2001 and updated in 2012. Since 2012, the PM industry has made significant progress in the processing of lean ferrous alloys, aluminum, titanium, magnesium, and metal matrix composites. Component densities continue to rise with improvements in powders, lubricants, tooling, warm compaction, high-tonnage compaction presses, and sintering technology. The most visible advance since the 2012 update is the rapid emergence of metal AM, but MIM has also grown significantly, as it has advanced in material options, process control, and standardization. These material and process developments have enabled new PM applications, such as variable valve timing sprockets, electronic power steering pulleys, turbocharger vanes, and jet engine fuel nozzles.
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