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Toughing it out: 3D printing hard wearing parts

Steel alloy powder produced for AM has a relatively small market share.

Soft magnetic composites: recent advancements in the technology

Soft magnetic composites allow for revolutionized designs of electromagnetic devices to aid in improved efficiency and reduced weight and costs.

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.

UK 3D printing is getting a boost from Runcorn-based LPW Technology which is building a new facility to help improve additive manufactured (AM) parts.

The use of the small punch test (SPT) can mechanically characterize in a direct way a final sintered product.

Multi-physical simulations are a powerful tool to gain a deeper understanding of selective laser melting.

In association with Bruker, Materials Today is delighted to present a range of freely accessible articles.

Brazing can be considered as an attractive method for joining sintered steel components since it can be integrated into the sintering process.

In association with Bruker, Materials Today is delighted to present a range of freely accessible articles on techniques for nano surface analysis.

How additive manufacturing (AM) providers and users need to think carefully about the various aspects of industrial when 3D printing metal parts.

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

Winners in this year's PM parts competition showed some outstanding designs.

Liz Nickels spoke to Sintavia about how the company plans to improve AM part quality by ensuring that the background to the printing process is improved.

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.

PM structural steels having lower or cheaper alloy contents were the subject of a one-day special program at POWDERMET 2016 in Boston.

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

Many metals when present as a fine powder present a fire and explosion hazard.

AP&C didn’t miss a beat after the September announcement that its parent Arcam AB was being acquired by GE.

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