The powder metallurgy process starts with manufacturing the powder by which the component to be produced, then the powder is blended and pressed into the desired shape mould. The compressed material is then heated so that the powders get fused (or the sintering happened).
Level of surface finish achieved: around 0.8 micro meters
– Rate of production is very high
– Scrap wastage is very less
– Complex 3D objects can be created
– Weak strength
– Material is costly
– Cost of tooling is high
– Only limited size and shape can be produced
Ideal applications: The applications including the components made up of iron and its alloys, steel, aluminum and its alloys, copper and its alloys for aerospace, automotive and power tool industry.