The September 2017 issue of PIM International has been released and is available to read for free as a digital download, or in print through the purchase of a magazine subscription. The 96-page issue includes the following news reports, articles and technical reviews:
In-depth industry news
Our 45-page industry news section features all the latest company and business news from the world of MIM and CIM, along with the following industry data and technology insight:
- State of the MIM industry in North America – latest statistics
- Japanese MIM producers anticipate growth – latest statistics
- MIM in India – status update
- MPIF award winning parts highlight MIM’s growth
- Tech review: Reducing the embrittlement effect of binder contamination in MIM Ti Alloys
- Tech review: BASF develops tungsten heavy metal feedstock for MIM
- Tech review: Porous copper structures produced by PIM and space holder technique
- Tech review: Co-PIM of titanium alloy and hydroxyapatite for orthopaedic applications
MIM in the digital age: Simulation technologies to
help the industry compete in the 21st century
It is a fact that the vast majority of defects in MIM components occur during injection moulding. The latest moulding simulation technology not only anticipates these defects before tooling costs are incurred, but can also be used to automatically generate optimised tool and runner designs by analysing multiple variations of gate location and type.
Dr Götz Hartmann, MAGMA GmbH, and Timo Gebauer, SIGMA GmbH, explain how simulation technologies can today be used to enhance new MIM part development.
PSI Ltd: Celebrating thirty years of innovation in gas atomiser production
Phoenix Scientific Industries Ltd (PSI) was founded thirty years ago with the goal of developing gas atomised metal powders for the then emerging Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) industry. Since then, the company has continuously developed its atomising technology in response to the evolving application areas for gas atomised metal powders, notably in the Metal Injection Moulding industry and the more recently developing Additive Manufacturing processes.
Bill Hopkins discusses the company’s story and comments on a recent move into metal powder production.
POWDERMET2017: Advances in the processing of 430L stainless steel, Ti6Al4V and nickel-base superalloy CM247LC
Two sessions at the POWDERMET2017 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Las Vegas, USA, June 13-16, 2017, focused on developments in materials processed by Metal Injection Moulding.
In the following report Dr David Whittaker reviews three papers that cover advances in the processing and properties of MIM 430L, the microstructural control of MIM Ti6Al4V and the influence of heat treatment on MIM nickel-base superalloy CM247LC.
POWDERMET2017: Innovative technologies support the control of moulding and sintering
In our second report from the POWDERMET2017 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Dr David Whittaker reviews three papers that outlined the development of aids to support the control of PIM processing.
These specifically addressed the mouldability of low pressure PIM feedstocks, the influence of feedstock properties on PIM of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) and the evaluation of a ceramic temperature monitoring device for sintering furnaces.
PIM International magazine can be downloaded for free online or purchased in print with a year’s magazine subscription.