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.
At this point, we all know that powder metallurgy can make small, complex parts for a variety of industries, including:
But there are several decisions to be made when considering the most effective metal forming technology for the job. Engineers must look at performance needs and tolerances, as well as budget limitations and production quantities.
If you’re considering forged parts for your manufacturing and assembly needs, you probably know that closed die forging, also known as impression die forging, is a popular solution.
But when you’re trying to maximize performance while keeping costs down, it’s important to consider all your options.