Design Center

A powder metallurgy (PM) component or part should be designed in the context of the whole assembly, with the parts manufacturer involved, or at least informed, throughout the entire process.

Early designer–manufacturer interaction can result in an expansion of the PM concept that can simplify the design and reduce costs—a benefit to the designer, manufacturer, and end-use customer.

Your first step in designing powder metallurgy parts should be to reach out to a PM parts fabricator. The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) member companies include top-tier powder metallurgy parts fabricators who utilize Metal Powder Industries Federation standards and are ready to take your call.

Designing powder metallurgy parts has its own set of guidelines for producing well-engineered, economical products. Review the below options to reinforce your knowledge.


Find a Fabricator

Take the first step in the powder metallurgy process by finding a PM part fabricator. The right fabricator will help guide you through the development of your part.

Search the Directory


Learn how to describe your metal powder part with fabricators.

Specifying PM Parts


Achieve desired characteristics with secondary operations.

Secondary Operations


Learn more about various PM processes.

Consolidation Processes


Sizes and shapes, design details, and the designs of typical parts.

Design Considerations


What is the right material for your part?

Material Selection


A wide variety of specialty materials are available.

Advanced Materials


What properties are needed for your PM part?

Engineering Properties

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