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Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap

Due to the significant advancements over the past five years, the PM industry came together again in 2021–2022 to assess and update the PM Industry Roadmap. This 2023 update reviews current and future demands of key markets and identifies the technical barriers, challenges, opportunities, and priorities that will drive the PM industry's continued growth. An overview of the PM industry, the four main categories of PM processes, and industry achievements are included. Key markets identified in the update:

  • Automotive
  • Electrical and Magnetic
  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Medical/Dental
  • Defense
  • Industrial and Consumer Products

The original PM² Industry Vision and Technology Roadmap was the outcome of an industry coming together to define the vision for the industry, based on future customer and market expectations, the collaborative support required to meet those objectives, and propose a high-level technology plan to make strategic decisions and serve as a detailed research agenda. This landmark document, published by the Metal Powder Industries Federation in 2001, is still valid and relevant. It, and the subsequent 2012 and 2017 updates, should continue to serve as a reference for the PM industry's long-term vision to be the preferred source of metal-based components.