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.
Whether you haven’t considered sintering as a solution, or your current sintered part hasn’t unleashed its full potential, this guide will give you several great takeaways:
Use this e-book to match your application, required properties, and budget to a sintering technique. With the right alloys and heat-treating conditions in place, you can create powder metal parts that perform better than you ever imagined possible:
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.
You may be asking why we’re advocating for the use of Ultra High-Temperature Sintering (UHTS) for powder metal components – As discussed previously, this revolutionary sintering process offers performance-enhancing benefits (such as lighter weight, reduced size, and higher fatigue strength) to a wide variety of applications (speed reducer sets, transmission components, ceiling fans, mobility applications, parking pawls, and more).
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are names that resonate with innovation and discovery. Despite their inherent creativity, they pursued different paths to electrify the world. Edison was promoting DC, while Tesla was promoting AC. Ultimately, Tesla's theories on AC proved to be a preferred solution for electrification. As a consequence of this and his experience in electrical engineering, he set out to create a motor that ran solely on AC power without the need for brushes. Tesla’s aim was to develop a more reliable, efficient motor with precise control over its speed and torque – something no other motor had achieved before.