The Powder Metallurgy Information Resource for Component Designers and Engineers No other metal-forming process offers more material choices for structural components than powder metallurgy. Using metal powder and the powder metallurgy process provides quite...
The Powder Metallurgy Information Resource for Component Designers and Engineers
No other metal-forming process offers more material choices for structural components than powder metallurgy. Using metal powder and the powder metallurgy process provides quite a few advantages.
For instance, conventional press-and-sinter PM is cost-effective; eliminates or minimizes machining by producing parts at, or close to, final dimensions; minimizes scrap losses by typically using more than 97% of the starting raw material in the finished part; permits a wide variety of alloy systems; and many other advantages.
From conventional press and sintering to metal injection molding, and from hot or cold isostatic pressing to metal additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy is versatile, sustainable, and can meet many end-user needs.
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Powder Metallurgy Compents Can Be Machined When Needed
With careful tool design, good process capabilities, and CNC closed-loop control of compaction, most machining of PM components is potentially unnecessary. In many cases, the close tolerance of dies and close control of powder choices (control of part-size change due to material selection) means that what machining may be necessary due to application requirements can be quite manageable. That being said, there are machined features, such as cross holes, undercuts, and threads, that cannot be formed into place due to PM's nature as a net-shape axial-compaction process.
No Other Forming Process Offers More Material Choices for Structural Components than Powder Metallurgy
In many, but not all cases, the PM process transforms metal powder into components used for structural applications, for example, gears, bearings, connecting rods, and parts used in medical instruments. There are also times when metal powders are needed in powder form, as in the electronics industry, or for components that are not structural in nature, such as sound insulation. Powder metallurgy offers a world of material solutions to engineers and designers.
Registration Opens for Sintering Seminar
Registration has opened for one of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry's most popular programs, the Sintering Seminar. Only held every two years, this two-day seminar is meant for industry professionals either new to sintering or with intermediate...18 Jul 2016
Metal Injection Molding Conference Call for Presentations
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2017: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, February 27–March 1, 2017. This global conference and tabletop exhibition will take place in Orlando, Flo...1 Jul 2016
Award-Winning Metal Powder Parts
The winners in the 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), amply demonstrate PM's capabilities in their own ways. They focus on PM's strong points to gain and extend ...21 Jun 2016
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