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Since its invention, silicon has been the predominant material of choice for semiconductors; but we still haven’t adopted a new standard.

Hardmetal benefits for oil and gas

The increasing use of hardmetal coatings is a boon for the expanding offshore oil and gas industry.

One of the trickiest problems for the additive manufacturing industry is the manufacture of hardmetal tools, inserts and wear parts.

This paper comments on a range of papers covered at the Bilbao conference.

This article presents the effect of grain size on the mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of ceramics.

Unlike typical technical conferences, the successful EuroHM review seminars are designed as much for discussion as for presentations.

Metal Powder Report consulting editor Joseph Capus interviewed Dr Randall German about his outstanding academic career in PM.

Haim Levi, VP Manufacturing and Defense markets at XJet Ltd., looks at why 3D printing is gaining traction in technical ceramics.

Consulting editor Ken Brookes suggests a few topics which might make interesting research projects for the EPMA Hard Materials Group.

The special interest program on lightweight materials featured a keynote address on the establishment of the government/industry consortium LIFT.

As costs for hardmetal production escalate, the need for technologies for reducing environmental impact becomes more urgent.

What do you do when you need to design energy or weight saving part and the perfect material is not available?

The annual report of the JPMA for 2016 provides a comprehensive view of developments in the Japanese PM industry.

As is becoming a tradition, EPMA's 2016 Congress in Hamburg, doubling as the World Congress, gave pride of place to hardmetals.

Executive Director/CEO of MPIF, Jim Adams, sat down with MPR's consulting editor Joseph Capus during the MIM2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Perhaps it was fortuitous that Germany, birthplace of the hardmetals industry, was chosen by EPMA for WorldPM2016.

Liz Nickels visited World PM2016 in Hamburg and got swept up in a general atmosphere of optimism and innovation.

The ornamental rock processing is carried out mainly using diamond tools produced by PM techniques from diamond and blend powders.

Ken Brookes discusses two interesting papers featured at Powdermet 2016.

The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) annual report for 2015 contains details of PM industry and association activities in Japan during 2015.

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