Powder metallurgy PM
A production technology in which a powder is compressed under a high pressure in a closed tool to create the shape of the part. The part is given its final properties by heating in a controlled atmosphere (sintering).
Parts manufactured by powder metallurgy can be relatively complex and gain their final form with very little or no finishing. The material always contains a certain number of microscopic pores which can be filled with oil though impregnation, thus becoming self-lubricating.
- Accurate tolerances
- Fine surfaces
- Irregular shapes
- Many different materials can be used
- Moderate tool costs
Evaluate a future product or improve an existing one. Development through machining or 3D printing.
Metal injection moulding, MIM, is very similar to the injection moulding of plastic parts. Extremely complicated shapes can be manufactured with high precision.
A production technology in which a powder is compressed under high pressure in a closed tool to create the shape of the part.
By using what is known as the lost wax process, products can be cast with very high precision.
During pressure die casting molten metal is forced into a mould under pressure. A high degree of dimensional accuracy can be attained, which often results in less machining.
Sand casting is a cost-effective process for small and medium-sized production runs where the precision and surface requirements are not crucial factors.
Everything from simple to complicated machining. Cost-effective and where precision and demanding tolerance and surface requirements are specified.
We often recommend forging or hot forging when the requirements for strength are high. When the conditions are right, it is possible to save money by switching from machining to forging/hot forging.
Pre-assembled parts with integral components of varying kinds and materials. An all-in package at a fixed cost.