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.