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Powder Metallurgy Educational Videos

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The Value of Powder Metallurgy in the Automotive Market

Conventional Powder MetallurgyThe automotive industry is the dominant market for powder metallurgy (PM) components. In the changing industrial landscape, market demand requires more than just a durable component. Auto components must now compete to meet lightweighting requirements, and PM’s ability to customize materials meets this need for versatility. PM produces reliable, durable components for companies that require precise and repeatable parts. This brief video highlights three award-winning components. Learn even more about PM at PickPM.com

Conventional Press-and-Sinter Powder Metallurgy

Conventional Powder Metallurgy What is Conventional Press and Sinter Powder Metallurgy? PM uses metal powder molded by compaction in a closed die. Molded 3d green compacts are sintered and finished to produce a variety of parts used by automotive, recreation, agricultural, hydraulics, and other markets. Size limitations are limited by the equipment more than geometry. Learn more about conventional powder metallurgy in this video created by the Metal Powder Industries Federation’s Industry Development Board and the past president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology John Engquist, FAPMI. Visit PickPM.com for more information on powder metallurgy and its consolidation processes

Introducing Powder Metallurgy and the PM Industry

Conventional Powder MetallurgyWhat is powder metallurgy? Powder metallurgy—or PM—is a metal-forming process performed by heating compacted metal powders to just below their melting points. PM comprises several different technologies for fabricating semi-dense and fully dense components. This video discusses a basic overview of several powder metallurgy processes including press-and-sinter, metal injection molding, isostatic pressing, and metal additive manufacturing, and covers an broad overview of the PM industry.

An Overview of Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Conventional Powder MetallurgyWhat is metal injection molding (MIM)? Is your component a good fit for MIM? Find the intersection of material performance, production quantity, shape complexity, and component cost with the help of a MIM fabricator. Learn more at PickPM.com

An Introduction to Metal Additive Manufacturing

Conventional Powder MetallurgyWhat is Metal Additive Manufacturing? This introductory video covers the basics of metal AM (3D printing), a few of the many types of metal AM, how the metal powders are made, and a few of the types of metal powders currently in use. To learn more about metal additive manufacturing visit PickPM.com.

Powder Metallurgy Touches Your Life, Part 1

Powder Metallurgy Touches Your Life Part 1Powder Metallurgy: The Preferred Metal-Forming Solution, showcases the fabrication capabilities of the various technologies known collectively as powder metallurgy (PM). Built on the theme, Every day, in some way, PM touches your life, the 2-part program uses dozens of examples of actual components manufactured for many different applications to illustrate the benefits PM offers parts designers and engineers.

Powder Metallurgy Touches Your Life, Part 2

Powder Metallurgy Touches Your Life Part 2Powder Metallurgy: The Preferred Metal-Forming Solution, showcases the fabrication capabilities of the various technologies known collectively as powder metallurgy (PM). Built on the theme, Every day, in some way, PM touches your life, the 2-part program uses dozens of examples of actual components manufactured for many different applications to illustrate the benefits PM offers parts designers and engineers.

Metal Injection Molding Touching Your Life, Part 1

PM and MIM Touching Your Life Part 1This video, in two parts, showcases the fabrication capabilities of the various technologies known collectively as powder metallurgy (PM), with particular focus on metal injection molding. Part 1 of the program uses dozens of examples of actual components manufactured for many different applications to illustrate the benefits all the various PM technologies offer parts designers and engineers.

Metal Injection Molding Touching Your Life, Part 2

PM and MIM Touching Your Life Part 2This video, in two parts, showcases the fabrication capabilities of the various technologies known collectively as powder metallurgy (PM), with particular focus on metal injection molding. Part 2 of the program describes the metal injection molding process, providing design engineers with all the facts needed to understand why, if they're designing an intricate metal part, they should think of MIM from the start.

Design Decision Guide for Powder Metallurgy

Design Decision Guide for Powder MetallurgyThis video presents a brief decision process and guide for determining feasibility of PM technology for successful PM part production. John Engquist, former president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT), is the presenter.

An Introduction to Hot Isostatic Pressing

An Introduction to Hot Isostatic PressingThis is an introduction to hot isostatic pressing (HIP), which is used to produce PM parts to near-net shapes of varied complexity. The hermetic container for the powder is made of metal or glass and the pressurizing medium is a gas. At the elevated temperatures the process employs, the hermetic container deforms plastically to compact the powder within it. The combination of heat and pressure during the process eliminates the need for a supplemental sintering step. 

The Sustainability Continuum

The Sustainability ContinuumPowder metallurgy is a recognized "green" technology. Fabricators of PM components find themselves ideally positioned within the Sustainability Continuum—the unbroken series of links connecting every part of the production "food chain," beginning with the most vital link: the consumer. The metal-forming technology PM fabricators boast of is a more sustainable process than competing forming technologies on several levels. But beyond a sustainable fabrication process, what PM companies can offer their customers are the means to make THEIR processes and THEIR end products more sustainable.


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