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Glossary of Metalworking Terms in Powder Metallurgy

Powder metal, and powder metallurgy, have special materials and processes that make it stand apart from traditional and other machining processes. This truth applies to ...
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Powder Metal Vs. Forged Parts: Advantages & Disadvantages

Engineers, and probably purchasers too, have been comparing powder metallurgy with competing processes for a long, long time. As for powder metal parts vs. forged parts, ...
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Design Considerations for Powder Metallurgy: Overcoming Tolerances

  • Horizon Technology
  • 04.09.2019
  • Design
For engineers and purchasers interested in a switch from traditional machined parts to powder metal (PM) parts for their next project, there’s often one hangup. Can you ...
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Metal Injection Molding Vs. Powder Metallurgy the 'Old' Way

If you’ve paid any attention to the “Part of the Year” awards in powder metallurgy circles, you’ve probably noticed that metal injection molding (MIM) parts are popular ...
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3 Pros and Cons of Additive Manufacturing Vs. Powder Metallurgy

Sometimes manufacturing moves faster than its customers. Technologies that seemed unthinkable a decade ago are now suddenly part of the mainstream -- or so you hear.
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History of Powder Metallurgy & Metal Powder Products - & Their Future

Today most metal powder products are produced through compaction and sintering. That hasn't always been the case, though -- just look at the ancient Egyptians.
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MPIF Standards and Tests You Should Know

Most OEMs rely on in-house mechanical engineers to create their product designs and specifications. The concern with these engineers is that most were not exposed to the ...
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You May Think Powdered Metal Parts Tooling is Expensive, But …

Those who think they know powder metal parts tooling often cite its high cost. Yet powder metal tooling is actually very competitive when you compare it to other metal ...
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Powder Metallurgy Advantages for Hand Tool and Lawn/Garden Products

Competition is fierce in the expanding hand tool and lawn & garden products industries. As an engineer or purchasing agent for these industries, are there enough ...
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CHART: Permeability of Popular Iron Powder Types

This article -- and this chart -- are a look at magnetic permeability. “Permeability” refers to how easily a material can be magnetized. If you’re having an issue ...
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