Powder Metallurgy Advantages
In the quest for low-cost, high-quality parts, you’ll likely come across several options. None of these options will bring the combination of excellent surface finishes, net shape, environmental friendliness, a wide variety of alloy systems and cost effectiveness like powder metallurgy will. Powder metallurgy advantages range from reduced waste to overall higher-quality products.
Powder metallurgy is an efficient and versatile manufacturing process for both ferrous and non-ferrous parts. Powders are fed into a die and compacted under pressure. The resulting shapes are then sintered in a furnace to bond the particles together, a process that produces very little waste.
With the latest powder metallurgy manufacturing techniques, the scope of what is possible continues to grow and expand. Powder metallurgy allows for the manufacturing of complex and unique shapes that simply aren’t possible with other metalworking processes. Considered a “Green Process,” powder metallurgy uses scrap metal to make many of the powders used today and then eliminates the excess chips and other waste produced by other forms of metalworking. Catalus is proud to be a leader in creating environmentally sound products for its customers.
When it comes to long-term performance reliability in your critical applications, powder metal components from Catalus have advantages above the rest.
Top Advantages of Powder Metallurgy
When you choose powder metallurgy parts from Catalus, you’re getting:
- Very little or no machining
- Minimal to no scrap or waste
- Close dimensional tolerances
- A wide variety of alloy systems
- Heat-treatable materials for increased strength or wear resistance
- The ability to combine multiple parts into one
Catalus’ powder metallurgy parts are also customizable with face details and logo/labeling options of your choosing.
We offer high-skilled powder metallurgy engineering to our clients, and our solutions can easily work for your business. Whether you’re in the market for parts for the automotive, appliance, lawn and garden, marine, outdoor recreation or other industries, Catalus delivers top solutions. Choose from iron-based, stainless steel, non-ferrous, brass, bronze and other materials for your parts.