Powder Metallurgy—The Jet-Age Challenge
This paper, based on a welcoming address presented at the 1965 International Powder Metallurgy Conference, traces the history of powder metallurgy from its early beginnings with emphasis on recent developments in this industry. The major industries that are consumers of powder metallurgy parts (automotive, appliance, and business machine markets) are discussed in detail. Other topics include custom versus in-plant consumption, product trends, process trends, and production capacity. It is concluded that the powder metallurgy industry has now reached the “point of inflection,” and phenomenal growth is predicted for the future.
KeywordsPowder Metallurgy Automotive Industry Iron Powder Part Manufacturer Nickel Powder
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