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PM Personality:  Randall M. German

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

Changing the way we manufacture – AM in technical ceramics

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.

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.

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