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White Papers on Powder Metallurgy

The following white papers on metal powders & manufacturing have been developed to answer questions regarding this metal-forming technology. Remember, powder metallurgy offers long-term performance reliability in critical applications. There are numerous advantages of designing components with PM. Quality is designed in the part and in the process; however, not every process is right for every part.

If you have any additional questions on or about powder metallurgy, please don’t hesitate to contact a powder metallurgy parts fabricator. All fabricators listed within the PickPM.com website are members of the Metal Powder Industries Federation, a federation of six trade associations representing various aspects of the powder metallurgy, metal powders, and particulate materials industries.

Superior Fatigue Integrity with Powder Metallurgy

Studies have shown that material fatigue annually contributes to an estimated $600 billion in losses. Starting in the early 1800s, concepts have evolved into today’s models and tests to prevent fatigue failure in products and components. Fatigue is generally…

Heat Treating Powder Metallurgy Parts

There are several processes and secondary operations that are used to produce powder metal (PM) components, and one of those key processes in PM part production is heat treatment. Heat treating is a necessary process to control the properties of the final part, such as hardness…

Material Choices with Powder Metallurgy

Powder metallurgy (PM), as a manufacturing process, encompasses numerous forming, treating, and finishing operations. In many, but not all cases, the PM process transforms the powder into components used for structural applications, for example, gears, bearings, connecting rods…

Controlled Tolerance with Powder Metallurgy

Powder metallurgy (PM) parts can be produced at rates of from several hundred to thousands of parts per hour. The key elements of dimensional change include orientation, component size and complexity, run-out, powder formulations, tool wear…

Machining Powder Metallurgy Parts

With careful tool design, good process capabilities, and CNC closed-loop control of compaction, most machining of PM components is potentially unnecessary. In many cases, the close tolerance of dies and close control of powder choices….

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