Powder metallurgy (PM) is one of the most interesting and innovative manufacturing technologies to arise since the turn of the 20th century, though its beginnings were as trying as they were auspicious. Despite its relatively recent entrance into the production sector of the modern economy, PM has been around for millennia in some form or other.
The PM process is a highly-developed manufacturing process which produces ferrous and non ferrous products. The PM process uses most metallic and alloy materials and can create complex, near-net-shape parts. Whether your product is simple or a multi-step, tight-tolerance product, the PM process is capable of meeting your firm’s needs.
The PM process is a metal forming process which entails the heating of compacted metal powder to just below their melting point. Advantages of powder metal over other metal working processes include material utilization, shape complexity, and near-net-shape dimensional control, among others.