Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Metal Powder Releases Sustainability Report
Jul 7, 2010
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

The Metal Powder Industries Federation released a new report, Powder Metallurgy—Intrinsically Sustainable, detailing the contributions PM makes to sustainable manufacturing.

One example: recycled steel and copper scrap is used as starting raw materials for the metal powders produced annually in North America; the federation estimates that 85% of all PM grade metal powders are produced from these recycled materials.

PM’s sustainable value also stems from its net-shape capabilities, very high materials-utilization ratio, and lower energy input.

As an example, a large, 312-g truck component that requires six steps in the PM manufacturing process would require 17 steps when making the same part at 300 grams by forging and machining. PM uses less energy at 1.243 kWh per piece compared to 2.847 kWh for the forged part.

The net-shape capability of PM eliminates the waste associated with machining, which results in as much as 40% of materials being machined away. While machining scrap can be recycled, it is extraneous to the final part and is a net loss to its material and energy eco-efficiency. PM, however, offers a 95% material utilization rate, as well as using less energy than cold and warm extrusion, hot forging, and machining.

MPIF names other environmental benefits:

• Final machining on PM parts are minimal, and usually use less cutting oils per pound produced.
• Most PM plants only emit cooling water to public water/septic systems, minimizing toxic chemical release.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Nov 26, 2014: Hamilton Beach 3Q income down slightly

Nov 26, 2014: LG's sales of Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerators top 10 million

Nov 25, 2014: Robotics Exhibits Grow 25% at 2015 CES

Nov 25, 2014: Index shows HVAC/R contractors more positive than last year

Nov 25, 2014: Consumer Confidence Index Declines

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

November 2014: U.S. Appliance Industry: Market Value, Life Expectancy & Replacement Picture 2014
October 2014: Portrait of the European Appliance Industry
September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows