Outstanding Wear Resistance & Quality
Powder metallurgy is a process for making fully dense components with uniform microstructures from metal powder, which are free of non-metallic inclusions and defects.
A mixture of metal powder and a binder is formed to shape through either a pressing or extrusion process. This pre-form is heated to a temperature just below the melting point of the alloy. During this sintering process, the diffusion of metal atoms between the alloy particles produces strong bonds between the particles.
This process is particularly efficient for the production of large quantities of small parts with a simple shape, such as balls and saw teeth.
Typically Utilized When
- Surface finish is typically 125 RMS, with dimensional control dependent on part size and geometry.
- Components weigh less than 0.5 lbs and have a maximum surface area of 2.5" x 2"
- Small, geometrically simple shapes up to 1" diameter and up to 40" long
- High volume production quantities.
Benefits of Powder Metallurgy
Finished components have a very fine grain size and full density. Produces components with uniform microstructures, free from non-metallic inclusions & defects.
Improved Wear Resistance
Powder Metallurgy components have outstanding wear resistance and mechanical properties, as well as provide exceptional reliability.
A variety of shapes can be extruded, such as: diamond, wedge, rectangular and circular sections. Small simple shape extrusions are excellent for hardfacing consumables, cutters and wear pads.