Industrial Motors, Controls & Hydraulics

Powder metallurgy (PM) often enables the development of components that may not be producible through other metal-forming technologies. While processes such as metal injection molding (MIM) often allow for delicate-looking parts, PM produced strong, durable, and reliable parts, which is why PM can be found in industrial motors, controls, and hydraulics.

The case studies below are a collection of award-winning parts submitted to the Metal Powder Industries Federation’s annual PM Design Excellence Awards competition in the Industrial Motors, Controls & Hydraulics category.

Printer Datums and Tabs

Printer Datums and Tabs

The catch X-Z datum, catch bias Z datum, front and rear support tabs are 316L and 440C stainless steel parts used in an industrial printer module. Both catches…

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Clutch Hub

Clutch Hub

A clutch hub that functions as an actuator in power take off. Formed to a density of 7.05 g/cm³, the complex multi-level part replaced a machined design. Typical properties include an…

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Pump Rotor

Pump Rotor

This part is a powder metallurgy (PM) diffusion-alloyed steel rotor that operates in an industrial rotary gear pump for handling fluids like wastewater or chemicals. Part of the challenge…

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