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

Discontinuously reinforced aluminum MMC extrusions

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.

The 2016 POWDERMET International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials returned after 30 years to the historic city of Boston,

Liz Nickels paid a visit to Hardide Coatings to find out how Cold War tungsten coating can make the surface of complex metal components extra hard.

We spoke to Jonathan Wroe, executive director of the EPMA, about his view of the industry and what could happen over the next ten years.

In this paper a few hot pressed as well as sintered boron carbide (BC) systems are reviewed that showed super-high strength.

Joseph Capus catches up with Dr W. Brian James at the EURO PM2015 Congress.

Gopal S. Upadhyaya looks back at the history of the world's major PM associations.

Liz Nickels interviewed Justin Davies, Aerospace Application Development; Sandvik Coromant.

Ken Brookes reveals the highlights from the opening Plenary Session of Powdermet 2015.

In this feature we look at some of the presentations made at EPMA’s PM2015 in Salzburg, Austria.

Working with a vertically integrated partner which manufactures its own ceramic materials can reap major dividends for customers.

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