As a member of the powdered metal industry, Phoenix Sintered Metals has first-hand experience with the advantages of the powdered metal process over other metal parts manufacturing methods. Using powdered metal to manufacture parts such as gears, sheaves, pulleys, structural components, etc. reduces costs since it nearly eliminates scrap materials. Powdered metal manufacturing processes use nearly all of the raw materials, because parts can be fabricated at dimensions very near the actual requirements. This also makes most secondary operations unnecessary, making the process more energy and time efficient as well.
These savings can benefit production no matter what your industry. If necessary, powdered metal parts can be subject to additional processes to increase product strength, resistance, or lubrication, depending on your specific needs. Such processes include heat treating, machining, drilling, grinding, plating, coating, and resin impregnation. For a complete list of Phoenix’s outsourcing capabilities, see Secondary Operations.
The powdered metal industry makes the creation of highly sophisticated, multi-level, or unique forms of products possible that could not otherwise be manufactured or would be exceptionally difficult to produce with other manufacturing processes, and the benefits of powdered metal make it ideal for manufacturing high volumes of parts that serve essential functions. As a leader in the powdered metal industry, Phoenix historically has produced over 2,000 different parts including assemblies, bearings, blade adapters, cams, gears, hammers, levers, metal inserts, pawls, pinions, pulleys, ratchets, sears, sheaves, sprockets, triggers, and many other structural products.
For more information on the PM Process, go to www.mpif.org.