Powder Metallurgy Review: Spring 2024 Issue Featured Articles

he Spring 2024 issue of Powder Metallurgy Review is out now! This issue includes the following deep-dive articles:

From powder modification to rejuvenation: Fluidised Bed Reactors in metal powder production and Additive Manufacturing

Fluidised Bed Reactors (FDRs) will be new to many in the Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing industries. The technology offers a host of operational features that are useful in both metal powder production and in instances where batches of powder may need to be ‘rejuvenated’, or brought back into specification.

In this article, Bill Hopkins, Managing Director, Phoenix Scientific Industries (PSI) Limited, introduces the concept of FBRs and considers current and future applications for metal powder producers and users.

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Retech: Enabling the atomisation of reactive and refractory alloys at substantially higher levels of productivity and lower cost

Retech, a division of SECO/WARWICK Group, has developed a method for the gas atomisation of a wide variety of reactive and refractory alloys, amorphous metals, and superalloys. Called Plasma Gas Atomising (PGA), this technology, states the company, promises a significant increase in production rates.

In this article, Retech’s Dr Aamir Abid explores the technology and its advantages for metal powder producers and considers its potential to substantially reduce the cost of metal powders for Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing applications.

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Sustainability in Powder Metallurgy: Highlights from the 41st Hagen Symposium

The 41st Hagen Symposium on Powder Metallurgy, organised by Germany’s Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie (FPM), took place in Hagen from November 30 to December 1, 2023. The event had a focus on sustainability and the changes needed for the PM industry to become greener through improved efficiency, reduced energy consumption and optimised raw materials usage.

Dr Georg Schlieper reports on selected presentations that highlight some of the sustainability challenges being met by the industry. He also reports on the 2023 Skaupy Prize Lecture, given by Ruhr University Bochum’s Prof Werner Theisen.

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