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This article reviews various segments of the powder metallurgy (PM) process from powder production and powder processing through the characterization of the materials and their properties. It covers the processing methods for consolidating metal powders including options for processing to full density. The article outlines the freeform fabrication process, also known as additive manufacturing and describes finishing operations of PM parts. It concludes with information on the applications of PM parts.

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W. Brian James, Powder Metallurgy Methods and Applications, Powder Metallurgy, Vol 7, ASM Handbook, Edited By P. Samal, J. Newkirk, ASM International, 2015, p 9–19,

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