Sintering and powder metallurgy technologies provide many advantages versus the conventional manufacturing technics.
One of the biggest advantages of sintering is to ensure lower cost versus conventional production methods. After the initial mold design which follows by mass production in sintering, customers obtain very competitive prices and the price gets lower with increased quantity.
Homogeneity and Precision
Sinter parts which are produced with powder metallurgy ensures homogeneity and very high precision. All measurements and dimensions remains the same through-out the whole production, which minimizes the changes in tolerances during mass production.
Part Complexity and Mass Production
Thanks to advancements we made in sintering mold and press design, even many complex shaped parts can be produced without the need of complementary processes. Instead of machining each part one by one, it becomes possible to obtain the final part shape with superior surface finish quality via sintering with one single operation.
Sinter metal production is mostly automated after initial assembling of the tool, which eliminates quality problems due to human error.
If desired, sintered parts can be produced and used self-lubricated thanks to it's porous structure. Infiltrating these pores with other materials such as lower melting point metals, resins or lubricants is also possible. Micro porosities also enables the parts to have reduced weight compared wrought metals. On top, it provides vibration and sound damping qualities.
High Melting Point Materials
Sintering also enables processing of high melting point materials such as tungsten, molybdenum and tantalum. These materials are hard to process with conventional methods like melting and casting.
Lastly, sintering is an eco-friendly production method, since there is almost zero by-product waste and energy consumption is comparably lower versus conventional production methods which requires complete melting of the metals.