The book includes the editor's introductory paper and eleven invited papers from organisations, rather than academics. Research and Markets' publication concentrates on particular topics of interest and does not attempt to be comprehensive.

Representatives of equipment manufacturers in Europe, India, and the US describe current practices in making, handling, and using metal powder and the equipment for doing so. Their topics include advanced screening to produce high performance powdered metals, capabilities of conventional and advanced powder compacting presses, industrial furnaces in powder metallurgy and their process technological background, debinding equipment for powder metal injection moulded parts, sintering equipment for powder metal injection molded parts, and measuring the high-temperature mechanical properties of sintered products by the impulse excitation technique.