Why powder metallurgy?
When and why is it an advantage to choose powder metallurgy? This is a complex question to answer, but we will attempt to provide some general guidelines.
Powder metallurgy also known as sintering technology is a technology that competes with deep drawing, precision moulding, forging and sheet design – including punching.
When comparing these processes, sintering technology excels in a number of areas in relation to complexity and processes.
Sintering technology allows multiple processes to be combined and completed in just a few steps. Sintering technology thus represents an economically attractive alternative.
Sintering technology is also recognised as a green process with minimal waste – with typically no more than 2-3 % waste in the process.
Sintering technology is ideal for: