The Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, N.J. (, has a new Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database that provides mechanical and physical properties of ferrous alloys, powder forged steels, stainless steels, nonferrous alloys, and bearing alloys. The data gives performance information under specific test conditions, including typical properties with statistical ranges. It identifies variations in processing conditions such as heat treated, as-sintered, and several other conditions. A graphing function plots results by various properties versus density. The graphical display also includes the linear regression equation for the plotted lines. Users can plot any two mechanical data sets via the cross-plotting function. And the data output can feed directly into FEA software.