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Atomization, by far the most common of these methods, separates molten, liquid metal into small beads that are frozen into a solid form. Read More…

Powdered Metal Powdered metal is used to make solid parts from metal powder. Metal can be made into powder form using a variety of techniques, including atomization, chemical precipitation, centrifugal disintegration, and hydrogen reduction.

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Hayward, CA  |  510-782-9226

Since 1962, Perry Tool and Research has manufactured complex powdered metal parts with premium surface finishes and long life cycles. Our powder metallurgy production processes ensure close tolerances and repeatability. Our specialization includes the production of gears up to 12 AGMA, self-lubricating bearings, soft magnetic components as well as custom mechanical parts. We value each customer and strive to provide exceptional customer service.

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Glendale Heights, IL  |  630-858-8030

At Webster-Hoff, we value quality in both manufacturing powder metal parts, and in customer service. Our team of engineers have the necessary skills to analyze the demands of our customers and utilize our state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture their desired powdered metal products. We work with a variety of materials including copper, brass, stainless steel, and iron, and we offer secondary services such as heat treating and CNC machining. Visit our website today to learn more!

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Webster-Hoff Corporation $$$

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.

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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. We make the economic benefits of powder metallurgy – or P/M – available to a wider range of customers. Let us show you the superior design, consistency, precision & finish over casting, forging or machining.

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Precision Sintered Parts $$$

Clinton, CT  |  860-669-8653

Our products serve industries such as transportation, hardware and tools, garden and law, as well as many others. We have been committed to producing the metal powder parts that you can count to keep your business moving for well over fifty years. Our research and development team keeps our customers on the leading edge of innovations at all times to better serve you. Visit our website today to learn more!

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National Sintered Alloys, Inc. $$$
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Powdered metal is formed from solid metal bars or stock shapes into differing grades of fineness in order to be used in a wide variety of applications for which solid metal is not suitable. It can be made from a wide variety of metals, or combinations of metals including iron, aluminum, nickel, copper, bronze, titanium and brass. Industries such as electronics, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, automotive and industrial all use elements of powdered metals in a number of different functions.

While there are a number of different methods for fabricating parts from powdered metal, it is widely used in the process of powder metallurgy for the fabrication of rigid and porous metal components. Aluminum powdered metal, bronze metal parts and iron powder metal are all common examples of the types of metals which are used from a powder form. Solid metals can be made into powder using a variety of techniques including atomization, chemical precipitation, centrifugal disintegration and hydrogen reduction.

The most commonly used of these methods is atomization. The process of atomization separates molten, liquid metal into small separate beads that are then frozen into a solid form, creating a type of powder. The powder can vary in terms of granule size according to the desired finished product results.

The fabrication process of powder metallurgy uses powder metal in the construction of parts and components of varying complexities. It is composed of three different stages of production. After the initial process of metal powder formation, the powdered metal is forced into a die or mold cavity until it is completely filled. These are typically simple hollow shapes that are able to be used repeatedly to make solid parts from metal powder.

Both heat and pressure are used in this formation process. The die or mold is put under great pressure in order for the powdered metal to adhere together into a solid shape. The product is then further heated in a furnace to a temperature just below the metal's melting point. This ensures the bonding of the metal particles together in a rigid and high strength part. Using a metal powder also allows for various grades of porosity to be achieved in the finished products.

Producing powdered metal parts results in very little waste as the material is forced into an enclosed die. In fact, approximately 97% of materials used during the process end up in the parts and not as scraps, making powder metallurgy both cost effective and environmentally responsible.

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