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Metal industry features, July 2009

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knowledge spreads in the ‘flat world’ of global markets, so the leaders have to raise their game to maintain their competitive position. That is as true i

Iron deficiency anaemia is one of the world's leading health problems causing personal illness and serious socio-economic consequences. A major iron powder

The hardmetal sector is arguably the most profitable in powder metallurgy. The tooling made from its products are expensive but, as Ken Brookes discovered,

The low-cost approach to combating the volatile pricing of steel alloy elements means real skill is needed in making sure powder metallurgy continues to me

It has been a little while coming, but this year the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has chosen arguably the coolest, most cosmopolitan, and

Why do hardmetals have such high status in professional circles in Europe, whilst in North America cemented carbides are the metaphorical poor relation? It

The beaming children assaulting their teeth with sweets, just minutes away on Florida's Disneyland resort, may one day appreciate the work discussed at the

The Winterev hard materials gathering is getting bigger and Ken Brookes mourns a slight loss of informality that is one immediate result…

The credit crunch, plummeting car sales, and stagnant end-use markets have combined to create a significant slowdown in powder metallurgy. Contributing edi

Any process will have a chance in the market if it is efficient in comparison to alternative processes. Lutz Lackner from Dorst Technologies looks at how m

The countries of the former Eastern Bloc are using PM technologies developed during the Soviet era but combining and sharpening them by the use of imported

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