Metal Powder Report Volume 70, Number 3 May/June 2015
Introducing engineering advances In 2015, Elsevier’s engineering journals will be making high impact reviews of on the latest available to all: Engineering Advances. Via MaterialsToday.com, Engineering Advances will serve as a platform for collecting together specially commissioned reviews from experts in their respective fields. Sustainable development will form the theme of the first selection of papers, but in time the collection will cover a broader range of topics
including renewable energy, thermal engineering, structural and geotechnical engineering, robotics, manufacturing, chemical engineering, water engineering, fuel cells and construction materials. Complementing the freely accessible new, reviews and articles already available from Materials Today, these Open Access Engineering Advances papers will help transfer knowledge between academic and
industrial communities. In 2015, the papers will provide a base for both practitioners and researchers to explore how materials science and engineering can offer solutions to the challenge of sustainable development. More information on Engineering Advances is available on MaterialsToday. com. Materials Today; www.materialstoday.com
Steady growth for global thermal spray market The global thermal spray market will grow steadily at a CAGR of 8.13% over the period 2014–2019, a new report suggests. Thermal spraying is a process of coating melted metallic or non-metallic materials on a surface. Materials are melted in rod, wire, or powder form. They usually form a thick coating over the applied materials. Flame, arc, plasma, high-velocity oxy-fuel coating, detonation, cold, and laser sprays
are the different types of thermal sprays present in the market. One of the major trends in the market is the increased demand for thermal spray technology, due to the technology’s increased flexibility and reliability is driving the growth of this market. However, the market is still challenged by the high total cost of ownership. The need to hire skilled employees and train them
effectively and the need for continuous maintenance and monitoring of generators to detect and rectify any failure in thermal spray equipment require huge investment by the various end-user industries. Global Thermal Spray Market 2015-2019 is published by Research and Markets. Research and Markets; www.researchandmarkets.com
GKN Sinter Metals celebrates 80 years GKN Sinter Metals’ plant in Bonn has celebrated its 80th anniversary. The historical roots of today’s production facility can be traced back to 1934, when Ringsdorff-Werke opened a new plant for sintered bearings. Molded coal plates were previously produced there from copper and graphite powder – the starting point for the subsequent sintering production. ‘The choice of the location was right and the Bonn plant has developed and grown steadily in the recent years,’ said Matthias Voss, managing director of GKN Sinter Metals Components GmbH. The company also announced a planned expansion of the plant. ‘‘In 2015 we are planning to expand our production area by 2,500 m2 – so we will not only create the foundation for the production of new components but also for new jobs in Bonn,’’ Voss added.
GKN Sinter Metals’ plant in Bonn has celebrated its 80th anniversary.
Sintered components GKN Sinter Metals Bonn employs about 550 employees and produces around
320 million sintered components annually for clients worldwide.
GKN Sinter Metals; www.gkn.com/sintermetals