Sintering is a thermal process largely exclusive to powder metallurgy (PM). The powder metallurgy sintering process frees engineers from many limitations inherent to traditional design in both structural and magnetic applications:
Today, advanced powder metallurgy processes can provide strength and design flexibility superior to casting. And PM requires less secondary machining, allowing for more material flexibility than forging.
If you still don’t have a good handle of whether sintering can expand your design options and improve material properties, ask our world-class team directly. You can also keep learning on your own by scrolling to the resources below.
Our team includes Senior Advanced Materials Engineer Fran Hanejko and Director of Technology & Business Development Tom Freemer. Fran is a highly respected industry expert who’s published several research papers on sintering and powder metallurgy. Tom has collaborated with design engineers across several industries to create innovative PM solutions through advanced manufacturing techniques and material alloys.
Fran and Tom have extensive experience in powder metallurgy, including several years with a world-leading raw material supplier. If you have design or performance questions for them, get in touch here.
When most people think about the powder metal industry, they only think of structural components that are ever-evolving to meet the needs of the marketplace. However, emerging trends in both industrial and transportation sectors require a re-engineering of AC and DC electrical performance.
How is powder metal adapting to meet this demand?
Soft magnetic composite is maybe the best-kept secret in AC electric motor design. We’ve exhaustively covered the cost and performance benefits this advanced powder metallurgy material can offer vs., say, a stamped electric steel lamination.
That doesn’t mean soft magnetic composite (SMC) material should be used for making all motor components (or powder metal components, for that matter). Sometimes it just doesn't make sense for your project's needs. However, what people think they know about SMC and powder metallurgy (PM) often doesn't line up with today's reality.