The North American powder metals (PM) industry is turning the corner this year with strong shipments, applications and sales. “Basically, this market is exploding,” says Eric Boreczky, manager of automotive applications for Hoeganaes Corp., the world’s largest PM producer. The ability to produce precisely shaped metal components that reduce or eliminate the need for secondary operations such as machining continue to win new applications for PM. Used primarily for powertrain and ...

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