Present satus and future themes of PM technologies from parts application point of view

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PM parts offer many advantages such as machining free and freedom of alloy design, so a lot of PM parts have been adopted for automobile. Several car manufacturers started mass production in trans plants of oversea and adoption of local parts because of increasing value of Japanese yen. So the increasing trend of domestic PM parts shipments is not strong. In this report the situation of PM parts and automobile industry is described and the needs of automobile industry for PM parts and the seeds of PM parts technologies are also explained. The perspective of new PM parts technologies for automobile is described as the summing-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1318-1322
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Nov
Externally publishedYes



  • Automobile industry
  • Concurrent engineering
  • PM automobile parts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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