Introducing Powder Metallurgy & the PM Industry
A basic overview of several powder metallurgy processes, this video includes a discussion on press-and-sinter, metal injection molding, isostatic pressing, and metal additive manufacturing, as well as a broad overview of the PM industry. Powder metallurgy enables unique shape capabilities and a host of properties that provide users with creative solutions. These capabilities include material efficient processes with low process waste; close tolerance capability; exceptional wear and strength; highly repeatability processes; and the ability to use alloys, materials, and geometries not feasible with other metal-forming processes, among other capabilities. PM processes include metal injection molding, metal additive manufacturing, and more.
Find a Powder Metallurgy Parts Fabricator
Are you looking for a powder metallurgy fabricator? Use the directory below to find the right PM fabricator to build your component. Search based on the type of process (press-and-sinter/conventional powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, isostatic pressing, and metal additive manufacturing), material, type of part, or even by industry segment. From bearings and flanges to spray nozzles and flow restrictors, our directory encompasses well over 100 member companies of the Metal Powder Industries Federation who are ready to help you design your PM component.
Involving a powder metallurgy parts manufacturer early in the design process is important. Accurate specifications are essential to formulating quotes. Download a checklist to help sort out specific design needs before or during your initial conversation with a potential PM fabricator.