Powdered Metal Parts banner

Powder Metallurgy

A reliable source for Powdered Metal Part information and leading Powdered Metal Companies & Manufacturers.

Also known as press-and-sinter processing, metallurgy is an increasingly common alternative to traditional casting from molten metal or forging at softening temperatures to create application specific metal parts. Read More…

!

Powder Metallurgy Powder metallurgy utilizes metallic powders in the manufacture of shaped components which may be finished or semi-finished products.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

St.Marys , PA  |  814-781-7004

Catalus Corporation is a leading manufacturer of powder metal parts. Our products include parts used in the automotive, marine, heavy truck, lawn and garden, and recreational vehicle markets. We work with a variety of materials like iron, stainless steel, brass and bronze. Our research and development is done at our Galeton, PA facility and we offer strong engineering support and design assistance to our customers. We are registered to both the IATF-16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Request A Quote

Catalus Corporation $$$

Tulsa, OK  |  918-663-7511

Since 1967, PSP has been a leader in small, intricate custom powdered metal parts for a wide range of industries, such as Sports & Recreation, Power Tools, Industrial Equipment, Oil & Gas.

Request A Quote

Precision Sintered Parts $$$

Westbrook, ME  |  207-774-6121

At Nichols Portland we control every aspect of our operation, from product design and materials analysis through tool design, performance testing, manufacturing and delivery. We insist on it. From low volume customers (less than 1,000 pcs per year) to high-volume customers (more than 50,000 pcs per year), we work as engineering partners with our customers – looking at applications through your eyes, and helping validate the design specifications our parts are engineered to meet.

Request A Quote

Nichols Portland $$$

Reynoldsville, PA  |  877-653-9640

Sintergy, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of custom-engineered, powder metal components. We have the capability of producing a wide range of Powder Metal (P/M) Components, with molding capabilities from 20 to 750-ton presses. These components are used by a wide range of manufacturing industries, such as Agricultural Equipment, Automotive, Business Machines, Consumer Products, Electronics, Hand & Power Tools, Lawn & Garden, Small & Large Appliances, etc.

Request A Quote

Sintergy Inc. $$$

Clearfield, PA  |  814-765-7860

Our design team develops and tests specific materials that are best suited for the intended application. By carefully reviewing various performance data, we can determine the most suitable material characteristics that will provide optimum performance during the product's life cycle. Our design group reviews our customers' existing processes and components, and in many cases, can design a powder metal conversion that offers significant cost savings with no sacrifice to quality or performance.

Request A Quote

Clearfield Metal Technologies $$$
placeholder image Catalus Corporation Precision Sintered Parts Nichols Portland Sintergy Inc. Clearfield Metal Technologies

Powder metallurgy heats metal components to temperatures just below the melting point in order to compress and combine them. Because no actual melting occurs, the powders keep their specific properties. These metal powders can be elemental, pre-alloyed or partially alloyed allowing for the creation of highly unique and, more importantly, highly specific metal compositions. Metals that are commonly used in powdered metallurgy and other powdered process include copper, iron, bronze and steel.

Powder Metallurgy Powder Metallurgy - Comtec Mfg., Inc.

Automotive, biomedical, aerospace, energy, hardware, computer and electronics industries all utilize this technique. Specific products include powdered metal gears, medical implants, heat shields, magnets and fuel cells. Though not all, many of these items are fully formed with powdered metallurgy and require no secondary manufacturing. The inherent time and money savings of this process are compounded by its high material utilization. Approximately 97% of materials used in press-and-sinter processing end up in the actual parts themselves leaving only three percent as ‘in process scrap.'

There are three basic stages of powder metallurgy. First, the primary material, or materials, must be converted into powder. A number of machines are available for just this purpose. These mechanisms convert stock metal into powder, or finely divided metals, using techniques such as pulverization, chemical reduction, electrolytic techniques, mechanical alloying, atomization and flaking, with the later two being the most common. The powders are then injected into a mold or compact die. These provide the structural constraints for what the final product should be. As the molds are preformed, powder metallurgy is adept at creating intricate parts requiring bends, projections and depressions. The filled mold or die proceeds to the final stage, consolidation. As with the first step, there are a number of possible consolidation techniques to be used.

Possibilities include cold unaxial pressing, cold isostatic pressing, sintering, hot isostatic pressing, hot powder forging and metal injection molding. Each of these involves a great deal of pressure, though cold processes must apply considerably more pressure to obtain the cohesion possible in heated consolidation. The final result is a solid metal with variable properties and porosity. In addition to specific mechanisms used, considerations include choice of metal, size of the finished product and quantity. Powder metallurgy manufacturers can assist in making the decisions to create the desired product.

Powder Metallurgy Manufacturers Informational Video