High Performance Powder Metal, or PM, provides a cost-effective alternative to gorging, casting, and other machining processes. However, while powdered metal certainly provides for a cost-effective alternative over other metal-working processes, that is not the only benefit. First and foremost, powdered metal provides a much greater material efficiency. By using almost all of the metal powder that has been consumed, the PM process is an extremely efficient one in which waste is virtually eliminated. Plus, with almost no additional cost, powdered metal provides the ability to create intricate shapes, which only adds to the cost-effective nature of powdered metal.
As you look into the parts and assembly steps required in these processes, powdered metal will stand out as yet another cost saving solution. Other metal-working processes would require rather intricate parts and multiple assembly steps, which only adds onto the bottom line. Instead, when using powdered metal, these parts and steps can be consolidated into one PM component. This consolidation will minimize the manufacturing steps that need to be taken and reduce the costs incurred.
Metal Injection Molding involves the combination of thermoplastic injection modeling and powdered metals to produce metal parts. These metal parts are not simply any metal parts, however; they are high density and high performance. Metal Injection Molding requires the use of extremely find powdered metal. In fact, these particles are typically five to tend times smaller than the powdered metal that can be used in conventional metal parts. The size of these metal powders is crucial, however, as this is what densifies the parts during the sintering process.
If your needs require a manufacturing facility that has the infrastructure in place to specialize in such processes as high-temperate sintering of soft magnetic allow or custom creation of powdered metal parts, then you should contact a company today. Tell them your needs, and let them describe what they can do for you.
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