Tooling Do’s and Don’ts in Powder Metallurgy Design Considerations

Considering the detail-oriented nature of this process, how likely is it that such a premium quality fabrication technique could be maintained if the Powder Metallurgy tools used here didn’t have equally outstanding build qualities? Like a supercomputer that was inputting rubbish and kicking out more rubbish, second-rate PM tools could only ever manufacture second-rate sintered […]

Advantages of Vacuum Sintering

Vacuum sintering adds atmosphere-less processing to a powder metallurgy equipment line. Basically, there’s a pump to remove air from the sintering chamber. Outgassing binders are next. They’re removed from the compacted Green part before the powdered material is exposed to coalescing heat. Free of process chemicals and oxidizing gasses, the operation acquires a super-clean particle […]

Common Applications of Sintered Bearings

Every industry insider knows about self-lubricating sintered bearings. They’ve pretty much transformed every machine architecture, large and small. Before these bushings came along, chunky multi-element bearings were fed by intricate oil carrying lines, or they were periodically greased by busy maintenance technicians. Interestingly, focusing on that self-regulating lubricity feature, sintered bushings are loaded with different […]

Advantages of Sintering in Producing Complex Shaped Bearings

Without any difficult machining work, sintering services make it possible for engineering customers to acquire complex geometrical parts profiles. The detail-heavy components exit the powder metallurgy equipment as perfectly identical compaction densified metal elements. That, then, is a big part of a bearing manufacturer’s motivation for adopting sintering technology. Of course, there’s also that self-lubricating […]

Dimensional and Geometrical Precision of Powder Metallurgy Products

Whilst cast parts can exhibit dimensional inconsistencies, powder metallurgy products are designed to repress such manufacturing glitches. A casting might expand because it’s still soaked in smelting heat, but PM produced components don’t require anywhere close to that amount of metal-transformative energy. Because of that hallmark feature, powdered metals retain their Green compacted form. Even […]

The Essential Role that Powder Metallurgy Plays in Automotive Applications

The automotive industry utilizes scores of manufacturing technologies. Right now, the feature of the day is smart technology. Systems that help drivers stay safe are currently in the limelight. Lightweight materials, including stronger aluminium alloy and carbon fibre, are also creating a buzz. Given the quick adoption rate of these advanced vehicle materials, powder metallurgy-based […]