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Powder-Sintered Metal

Discover Global can work with design engineers to convert machined parts into precision sintered metal casting components. We work with sintered metals such as:

  • Iron carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Nickel

  • Bronze
  • Tin
  • Molybdenum

Mixing these metals produces different alloy compositions when sintered. Our sintered metal casting/metal injection molding factories in Asia provide extremely competitive pricing while keeping very high quality standards.

Sintered metal casting or MIM components can be simple or extremely complex with zero draft, thus reducing or eliminating the need for finish machining. The powdered metal process is extremely well suited for components requiring close tolerances, excellent finishes, irregular shapes and blind holes. Our Asia factories specialize in manufacturing metal injection molding spur gears, brackets, structural, automotive applications and multi-level components. Our engineers can assist you in design, tolerance considerations and material selection to value engineer a metal injection molded component to produce a low cost sintered metal casting with optimum quality. The powdered metallurgy process offers the unique advantage of being able to offer many combinations of materials to meet specific applications. Engineered metal powders are available in various grades and types to meet a wide range of performance needs.

Powdered Metal Gears

The powdered metal process can yield substantial costs savings compared to alternative methods when manufacturing gears. Powdered metal spur gears, sprockets, pullet, bevel and helical gears and combinations of these are produced on presses that range up to 1,000 tons. Helical gears are produced in a variety of materials with right or left hand helix angles up to 30 degrees.

Powdered Stainless Steel

Discover Global’s powdered stainless steel capabilities in Asia produce complete sintered metal casting parts with little scrap and require significantly less machining. Stainless steel powdered metal parts are ideal for many other industries and can be made in many different shapes. We also offer vacuum sintering that may be needed for higher performance applications.

Benefits of Powdered Metal

Design engineers are turning to the powder metal process with increased frequency because of the benefits of powdered metal parts: its cost effectiveness and versatility. Here are some of the more common reasons and benefits of using powdered metal:
  • Combination of materials - This is not possible with other manufacturing processes, and provides superior metallurgical characteristics.
  • Cost savings - Intricate sintered metal casting parts can be cast and then machined, but powder metal parts can often be produced at a fraction of the cost generating substantial cost savings of up to 90%.
  • Quality - The powdered metal process assures a quality, high precision part.
  • Wear Resistance - Powder metal parts have a proven record of superior wear resistance and long life. They hold closer tolerances than most methods and can also be made self-lubricating through oil impregnation.
  • Quieter Operation - Because of self-dampening features and smoother action, powder metal ensures quieter operation

Our warehouse and logistics centers in Asia and our headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio can make sure all of your delivery needs are met. In addition, our headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio can warehouse product and provide next day service for larger volume forecasted orders. We have routine shipments of containers coming into the United States in order to provide competitive pricing on small and large orders.