Who are they and what do they do? The powder metallurgist prepares, classifies, crushes and mixes the raw materials for powder metallurgy processes.
What are the activities of the job? Subjecting the metal powder and its additives to high temperatures then producing compounds of unusual hardness called sintered carbides. The powder metallurgist directs the production process of these carbides.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In offices and also in metal production workshops, which can be dirty, noisy, and exposed to chemicals and high temperatures, or even in laboratories.
What tools/equipment do they use? Various machines and equipment, automatic production lines, measurement and control technology.
What do you need to succeed? You need a completed secondary, high school or university education with a specialism in metallurgy and a systematic approach to work.