This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Powder metallurgy was practiced long before ancient artisans learned to melt and cast iron. Egyptians made iron tools using PM techniques back in  3,000 B.C. The ancient Incans made jewelry and artifacts using precious metal powders. The first modern PM product were the tungsten filaments for electric light bulbs developed in the early 1900s. These were followed by tungsten-carbide cutting tools and self-lubricating bearings in the 1930s; automobile parts in the ’60s and ’70s; aircraft turbine engine parts, powder-forged connecting rods, and metal-injection-molding (MIM) in the ’80s; warm compacting in the ‘90s; and nanotechnology and the acceptance of metal 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) in the new century. The PM parts and products industry in North America has estimated sales of $7 billion. It is comprised of companies that make conventional PM parts and products from iron, copper-base-powders, and stainless as well as companies th...