Quality and precision
High degree of surface finish
Sintering is a process of powder metallurgy that involves the production of a hard, solid metal or ceramic piece from a starting powder.
Sintering offers the possibility of net-shape production of components with complicated geometries without subsequent machining.
Oleo-dynamic industry, power transmission, automotive, automation, textile machinery and furniture sector.
Self-lubricating sintered bearings, gears (made for a wide variety of markets) motor hubs, inserts for the plastic industry, custom-designed structural part.
Carbon steel, stainless steel, bronze, various ferrous alloys.
Flexibility of use
Advantages of Sintering:
- Near net shape forming process, so often no finishing operations are required
- Flexibility to produce material compositions not possible by other methods
- Powder metallurgy can produce geometries not possible by processes such as machining
- The process generates very little scrap
- Potentially very high production rates, especially compared to machining
High dimensional stability
More advantages of Sintering:
- Sintered parts may be heat-treated for increased strength or increased wear-resistance
- Parts can be manufactured with controlled porosity. Further, it is possible to infiltrate these pores either with other materials e.g. lower melting point metals or lubricants
- High dimensional accuracy
- Good surface finish