Use of aluminium powder: these are the advantages and disadvantages!

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Aluminium powder plays a role in powder metallurgy and other branches of industry that should not be underestimated. But what are the advantages of using the metal powder and what problems can arise during processing? We'll tell you in the following article. Applications in industry Whether as aluminium foil, in the form of a folding garden chair or as a particularly lightweight component in [...]

Tribological friction types: definition and examples

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Anyone who works with large or small machines will sooner or later come across the term "tribology". In this article, you will find out exactly what the science behind it is and how tribological approaches influence everyday life in industry and mechanical engineering. What does "tribological" mean? - A definition Tribology is the science of friction - the scientific study of [...]

ISO 52900: The most important facts at a glance

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Anyone involved in additive manufacturing will sooner or later come across the ISO 52900 standard. Read this article to find out why this standard is so important and what it contains. Who defines ISO 52900? DIN EN ISO/ASTM 52900, or ISO 52900 for short, was created by the DIN Standards Committee for Materials Technology. The basis for this procedure is [...]

Titanium powder: what you need to look out for when using it

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Titanium powder is used in additive manufacturing and numerous areas of powder metallurgy. However, the fine metal powder is not entirely harmless. In this article, we will show you the challenges that arise and how to deal with them. Titanium powder: metal powder with special features Titanium powder is one of the most popular metal powders in various areas. For example, its high compatibility makes it [...]

5 good reasons for using solid lubricants

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Is it running like clockwork? Then solid lubricants could have a hand in it. Anyone who has previously only relied on lubricating oils and greases will be surprised by the benefits of dry lubricants. We have summarised five good reasons for using them here. Solid lubricants in use: a good idea? Classic lubricants are used both in industry [...]

What is the significance of metal powders for the automotive industry?

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Metal powder and the automotive industry are now inextricably linked. A wide variety of applications and processes rely on metal in powder form. This article will show you where they are used and what advantages this can have. Industry in transition The first cars no longer have much in common with today's modern motor vehicles. Just as the requirements for [...]

Diamond grinding tools: Areas of application, advantages and special features

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Diamond cutting tools are not small devices used to give precious stones the proverbial "finishing touch". Rather, the diamonds themselves become part of the tool and do a convincing job. In this article, we reveal where and why diamond grinding tools are used and what advantages you might be able to gain from them. [...]

Sintering in powder metallurgy: 5 decisive advantages

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Anyone involved in powder metallurgy cannot avoid the topic of sintering. The proven processing method for metal powder has numerous advantages over other approaches. We have summarised the five most important arguments in favour of sintering as part of powder metallurgy for you in this article. Powder metallurgy and sintering: a real dream team The production or acquisition of [...]

Buy metal powder: Find the best powder for your application with these 3 tips

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If you want to buy metal powder, you are faced with a huge selection of different products. Basically, it is probably clear what type of metal powder is required or what the starting material should be. However, it can quickly become difficult when it comes to the details. We have three tips for you to make buying the best metal powder easier. Buying metal powder: Do you know what's important? The [...]

What you should know about soldering powder to achieve ideal results

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Solder powder or solder metal powder is an alternative to the classic solder in wire form. While hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts have already added solder powder and the pastes made from it to their repertoire, some industrial users are still sceptical about the whole thing. We therefore answer the most important questions about solder powder to help you achieve the best results. Soldering powder: A real alternative [...]