All about K-Couplings

Technical terms always cause a raised eyebrow while you try to decipher the term. K-Couplings are no exception, so let’s lay down a definition that explains this engineering term. Essentially, this shaft coupling is designed as a drive chain compensation mechanism. In other words, if there’s a misalignment error between two powered shafts, a flexible […]

Sintered Metal Filters and Silencers

Compacted powder metal filters and silencers are manufactured as all metal products. There are no fallible moving parts or different materials to fabricate, no peculiar flow models to predict. In lieu of a multi-component architecture, a single porous metal part filters numerous fluids mediums. Made from bronze, from copper-nickel and stainless steel, poriferous sintered strainers […]

Metal Powder Applications and Uses

Metal powder applications exist in every industry. Naturally, there are the sintered products we’ve explored and will continue to investigate, but there are other disciplines where alloy powders rule. Perhaps we should study a few alternative powder applications, just so that the newfound knowledge lends our sintering work context, yes? Starting with resins and paints, […]

Sintering and Sintered Components: What Is It All About?

A description of sintering and sintered components takes us away from traditional metal casting technology. Instead, the parts are fabricated from compacted metal particles. In this process, a powdery alloy is subjected to high temperatures and crushing pressures until the aggregate mass assumes a solid shape. In the context of bearing technology, the sintering process […]