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Precision Sintered PartsTulsa, 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.$$$
GKN Sinter MetalsAuburn Hills, MI | 248-296-7800
We have been doing sintered metal parts since our beginning. Our research and development team works hard to ensure that our products are on the leading edge of technological innovation at all times because we know how important state of the art products are to our customers. To learn more get in touch with our customer service department using telephone or email today!$$$
Horizon Technology, Inc.St. Marys, PA | 814-834-4004
Horizon Technology has been providing cost-effective solutions for metal powder products since 2001. Since then, we've tapped into a wealth of powder metallurgy experience to form a Technology Network and create unique opportunities for you to convert components to powdered metal - components that were previously thought impossible to produce with powdered metal technology. Our company operates on values that directly benefit you, your product, and your supply chain. Contact us today for more information.$$$
PSM BrownCoEmporium, PA | 814-486-1768
PSM BrownCo brings you the best in powdered metal processing. We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified company serving appliance, automotive, electrical, hardware and other industries. We use brass, bronze, nickel, iron, steel & aluminum materials. Since powder metallurgy is one of today's fastest-growing technologies, you should contact PSM BrownCo for your needs.$$$
ASCO SinteringCommerce, CA | 323-725-3550
ASCO Sintering Co., based in Los Angeles, California, USA specializes in complex custom high quality powdered metal sintering solutions. ASCO uses advanced proprietary planetary gear technology that uses high strength material that results in final cost far below CNC machined or MIM solutions. The company is ISO 9001: 2008 certified; the parts conform to CE and ATEX standards. ASCO is privately owned by its employees many of whom are Six Sigma trained and have years of engineering experience.$$$
Metal can be made into powder form using a variety of techniques, including atomization, chemical precipitation, centrifugal disintegration, and hydrogen reduction. Atomization, by far the most common of these methods, separates molten, liquid metal into small beads that are frozeninto a solid form.
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.