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The Winter 2018 edition of Powder Metallurgy Review (Vol. 7 No. 4) is now available to read or download for free online. The 96-page issue features fifty pages of PM industry news, plus the following in-depth articles:
This year, Rio Tinto Metal Powders celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of its metal powder manufacturing facility in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. Today, the company offers a full range of ferrous powder grades for almost all Powder Metallurgy applications, and is strongly committed to a programme of research and development.
This article provides a brief history of the company, as well as highlighting the importance of working with PM part makers as it looks to the future.
Catalus Corporation is an international supplier of custom Powder Metallurgy parts to a diverse range of markets and applications. Headquartered in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, USA, the family-owned business was, until recently, known as SMC Powder Metallurgy. With almost 70 years in the PM industry, Catalus has recently opened a new state of the art production facility, as well as establishing dedicated R&D operations, detailed in this report for PM Review.
A number of developments in new materials and processes to improve the performance of PM components were presented at the 2018 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy (WORLDPM2018) in Beijing, China, September 16–20, 2018. In this article, Dr Yoshinobu Takeda reports on work underway to meet the increasing demands of the automotive industry, highlighting specific applications and advances in processing technology.
The reviews of the status of the PM industries in Asia, Europe, and North America presented during the Plenary Sessions at the WORLDPM2018 Congress again served to highlight positive market trends in the various sectors of Powder Metallurgy as well as technological developments. Bernard Williams, Consulting Editor, reports on the industry status presentations, including the rapid development of PM in China over the past decade.
The winners of the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association 2018 Powder Metallurgy Awards once again served to highlight the ongoing developments being made to further expand the range of PM applications. The winners included innovations in component design and processing, demonstrating the continued potential for new applications in the automotive sector, as well as other high-volume application areas.