Powder Metallurgy Consolidation Processes
Powder metallurgy consolidation processes use fine metal powders or particulate materials as the raw material. These processes require consolidation and provide varied benefits to the finished part depending on the consolidation process.
The two principal metal-forming consolidation process categories are press-and-sinter (also known as conventional powder metallurgy) and near-fully dense processes.
For more detailed explanations than what you will read below, there are several PM educational videos available on this website, including specific videos on hot isostatic pressing, metal injection molding, and an introduction to powder metallurgy.