Metal Powder Group Announces Website Launch
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Industry Development Board (IDB) has completed a redesign of the ...
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Industry Development Board (IDB) has completed a redesign of the PickPM.com website. Technical data, application case studies, white papers, and additional resources work together to provide a detailed overview of why component engineers and designers should pick powder metallurgy (PM) over other metal-forming solutions. The new website offers PM component designers and engineers extensive design specification information, educational tools including numerous application case studies covering eight PM market segments from automotive to recreational applications, and additional resources including white papers, standards, publications, educational videos, and a gallery of award-winning PM components.
The highlight of the PickPM website is a searchable directory of PM component fabricators. With a listing approaching 100 PM fabricators involved in processes from traditional press-and-sinter to metal additive manufacturing technologies, users can search by material, industry, process, types of part, or by keyword. All listed companies are also members of the MPIF. "The PickPM website is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to learn more about powder metallurgy," stated Executive Director/CEO Jim Adams, MPIF. "The IDB has worked diligently to make this website a valuable tool to serve the entire PM industry."
About the Metal Powder Industries Federation
Metal Powder Industries Federation is the North American trade association formed by the powder metallurgy industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries and provides a single point of reference for all MPIF member companies.
For more information send an inquiry directly to Metal Powder Industries Federation
Powder Metallurgy Compents Can Be Machined When Needed
With careful tool design, good process capabilities, and CNC closed-loop control of compaction, most machining of PM components is potentially unnecessary. In many cases, the close tolerance of dies and close control of powder choices (control of part-size change due to material selection) means that what machining may be necessary due to application requirements can be quite manageable. That being said, there are machined features, such as cross holes, undercuts, and threads, that cannot be formed into place due to PM's nature as a net-shape axial-compaction process.
No Other Forming Process Offers More Material Choices for Structural Components than Powder Metallurgy
In many, but not all cases, the PM process transforms metal powder into components used for structural applications, for example, gears, bearings, connecting rods, and parts used in medical instruments. There are also times when metal powders are needed in powder form, as in the electronics industry, or for components that are not structural in nature, such as sound insulation. Powder metallurgy offers a world of material solutions to engineers and designers.
Registration Opens for Sintering Seminar
Registration has opened for one of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry's most popular programs, the Sintering Seminar. Only held every two years, this two-day seminar is meant for industry professionals either new to sintering or with intermediate...18 Jul 2016
Metal Injection Molding Conference Call for Presentations
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2017: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, February 27–March 1, 2017. This global conference and tabletop exhibition will take place in Orlando, Flo...1 Jul 2016
Award-Winning Metal Powder Parts
The winners in the 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), amply demonstrate PM's capabilities in their own ways. They focus on PM's strong points to gain and extend ...21 Jun 2016