Versatility, Value, and Quality
Metallurgy is an exciting and dynamic manufacturing technology
that offers a host of important advantages.
is versatile and adaptable. It is widely utilized
by a large number of industries, including automotive, business
machines, aerospace, electrical and electronic equipment,
small and major appliances, agricultural/garden equipment,
and hand and power tools.
• P/M makes the impossible
that are too difficult to make by any other production method
can be manufactured using the P/M process. Parts made of
difficult-to-fabricate materials such as tungsten, tungsten
carbide, or molybdenum cannot be manufactured efficiently
by any other process.
• P/M is a cost-effective alternative.
machined parts, castings, and forgings can be economically
manufactured with the P/M process, creating substantial
savings of both time and money.
P/M eliminates waste. A
"chipless" metalworking process, P/M typically
utilizes up to 97% of the starting raw material in the finished
saves steps. Additional
assembly steps may be eliminated with multiple level designs
which combine two or more separate shapes into a one-piece
P/M part. In addition, P/M parts are produced at or very
close to final dimensions, so little if any machining is
P/M process creates quality parts.
P/M components have exceptional precision, strength, and
utility. The flexibility of P/M parts design makes it possible
to create components for a wide variety of industries.
components can be oil impregnated. Impregnated
parts can function as self-lubricating bearings
part design is precise and adaptable. P/M components
can be formed in complex contours and multiple levels.
delivers top quality and outstanding economy. Advances
in P/M technology make it possible to manufacture complex
parts economically without sacrificing quality
components are durable and reliable. The
P/M process makes it possible to manufacture components
of exceptional reliability.
creates components of exceptional strength. Precision
hot forging from sintered blanks and preforms extends P/M
capabilities and results in components of increased strength