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Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has published these technical articles:

(Engineering Services)
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Powder metallurgy (PM) parts can be produced at rates from several hundred to thousands of parts per hour. The key elements of dimensional change include orientation, component size and complexity,...
(Trade and Standards Organizations)
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The powder metallurgy (PM) process, depicted in the diagram below, consists of mixing elemental or alloy powders, compacting the mixture in a die, and then sintering, or heating, the resultant shapes...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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There are several processes and secondary operations that are used to produce powder metal (PM) components, and one of those key processes in PM part production is heat treatment. Heat treating powder...
(Trade and Standards Organizations)
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Isostatic pressing is a powder metallurgy (PM) forming process that applies equal pressure in all directions on a powder compact, thus achieving maximum uniformity of density and microstructure...
(Machines)
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With careful tool design, good process capabilities, and CNC closed-loop control of compaction, most machining of powder metallurgy (PM) components is potentially unnecessary. In many cases, the close...
(Materials and Chemicals)
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Powder metallurgy (PM), as a manufacturing process, encompasses numerous forming, treating, and finishing operations. In many, but not all cases, the PM process transforms the powder into components...
(Trade and Standards Organizations)
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Metal additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has the potential to profoundly change the production, time-to-market, and simplicity of components and assemblies. Unlike conventional or...
(Trade and Standards Organizations)
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Metal injection molding (MIM) offers a manufacturing capability for producing complex shapes in large quantities. The process utilizes fine metal powders (typically less than 20 micrometers) that are...
(Engineering Services)
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This lightweight PM component--composed of a guide plate and spider--is the first sinter brazed powder metal planetary carrier in a ZF automatic transmission....
(Trade and Standards Organizations)
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The North American powder metallurgy (PM) industry has not been immune from the unprecedented challenges facing the global supply‐chain. We continue to feel the negative effects of the...
(Engineering Services)
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Studies have shown that material fatigue annually contributes to an estimated $600 billion in losses. Starting in the early 1800s, concepts have evolved into today's models and tests to prevent...