|Powder Metallurgy II
Powder Metallurgy is an important process in the metal forming industry that continues to grow at a steady pace, but has been recently impacted by the significant downturn in the automotive industry. Powder Injection Molding (PIM) is a closely related process that is used for net shape manufacturing of small, complex parts; the medical industry is a notable target for this process. It also encompasses the manufacture of net shaped ceramic parts. This newsletter highlights some interesting developments in PM materials (powders), PIM processes and sintering processes.