Progress in Powder Metallurgy
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The large number, and high quality, of the papers making up this collection reflect the continuing vigor of the powder-metallurgy industry and associated research all over the world. The emergence of such new fields as nano-materials, cellular materials and process modeling by computer simulation is very evident, while traditional fields such as compaction and sintering are also being tackled anew using more sophisticated concepts and tools. Globalization of the economic structure presents challenging opportunities for powder metallurgy, and there is an increasing demand for high-productivity, low-cost, highquality, new products, together with reduced pollution.
Also described herein are many new materials, concepts and tools that can be used in powder metallurgy. The collection shows the need to expand the field of PM and link it to other related fields, such as ceramics, polymers, and biomaterials: after all, ceramics for example are just metal powders in oxide-, carbide- or nitride- form.
The contents are divided into the chapters: Powder Manufacturing, Mechanical Alloying, Powder Compaction, Powder Injection Moulding, Powder Forging, Spray Forming, Rapid Prototyping, Sintering, Post-Sintering Processes, Steels, Light Alloys, Composite Materials, Porous and Cellular Materials, Ceramic Materials, Diamond and cBN Tools, Hard Materials, Refractory Materials & Heavy Alloys, Magnetic Materials, Nano & Ultra-fine Grained Materials, PM Materials for Electrical and Electronic Applications, Functionally Graded Materials, PM Materials for Aerospace Applications, Superconducting Materials, Test and Evaluation, PM Production Equipments, Prospects of PM Research & Industry. A true vade mecum on the subject.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Duk Yong Yoon, conference organizer and one of the editors offers a brief preface to this two-volume set presenting the proceedings of the September 2006 PM conference held in Korea. He emphasizes the emergence of new fields such as nano-materials, cellular materials, and process modeling by computer simulation, and the more sophisticated tools and approaches being developed in traditional fields like compacting and sintering. He also sets the global context for materials science and engineering, suggesting that links to other fields are essential for development, that the science and the technology benefit from international cooperation, and that the advances are best shared among advanced and emerging countries. Papers are arranged in chapters addressing mechanical alloying, powder forging, spray forming, sintering, steels, composite materials, electrical and electronic applications, aerospace applications, and superconducting materials, among other topics.