By Joseph M Capus
Steel powders are only a tiny fraction of the worldwide metals undefined, but they play a key position in such high-profile sectors as autos and patron electronics. the worldwide worth of steel powder intake has risen when you consider that 2000 to over $3.7 billion from less than $3 billion. a part of this bring up is because of lately escalating fundamental steel costs. the rise in total tonnage shipped is within the order of 20%. This fourth variation of steel Powders: an international Survey of construction, purposes & Markets 2001 – 2010 has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the main up to date info on hand, for you to offer a coherent photograph of the improvement and standing of the steel powder undefined.
The record is an summary of the creation, functions and markets for steel and alloy powders. The marketplace info is gifted essentially when it comes to tonnages end result of the greatly diverse costs of those powders. Markets for every of the steel powder varieties are mentioned by way of the key program components.
Market info for the most geographical parts are in accordance with records, supplemented by way of corporation annual studies and via inner most estimates. different information and forecasts were compiled from literature surveys, own visits and phone interviews.
* evaluation of steel and alloy powder intake by way of kind of powder and by way of geographical area
* marketplace forecasts to 2010
* Technical assessment of steel powder production
* all over the world assessment of significant manufacturers
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Extra resources for Metal Powders, Fourth Edition: A Global Survey of Production, Applications and Markets 2001-2010
European metal powder shipments for PM of around 160 000 tonnes in 2003 represented about 18% of the worldwide total, estimated at 880 000 tonnes, which was up 5% from 2002. After dipping in 2001-2 with the recession, European PM shipments advanced through 2003 and 2004 to an estimated 170 000 tonnes. Western Europe should see some further recovery in the year ahead, while PM production in East Europe should see continuing higher growth. The recent improvements were seen as a reflection of the increased use of PM in European-built cars.
5% for 2005 and 2006. The Japanese PM industry is dominated by a number of strong global companies, many of which are household names: Toyota Motor Corp, Kobe Steel, Hitachi Powdered Metals, Mitsubishi Materials Corp, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Kawasaki Steel Corp, (now JFE Steel Corp), Toshiba etc. There is little in the way of foreign ownership in the Japanese PM industry. On the other hand, several Japanese companies involved in PM have major stakes overseas. The strength of the Japanese companies also means that the industry will continue to invest in new technology and materials development.
1 Australia The PM industry in Australia consists of a small number of structural parts, bearings and cutting tool manufacturers, plus a couple of notable powder producers. The largest PM parts producer in Australia is ACL Powder Met operating within ACL Bearing Co, a division of Automotive Components Ltd, in Launceston, Tasmania. This company manufactures engine and transmission components in ferrous and non-ferrous materials for domestic and export markets. Typical products include timing pulleys and sprockets, valve seat inserts, ABS sensor rings, water- and oil-pump components and brake parts.