Soft Magnetism: Fundamentals for Powder Metallurgy and Metal Injection Molding (Abstract)

Chaman Lall, Ph.D., MPP Vice President – Technology & Applications Development   This 160-page, softcover book introduces the subject of soft magnetism to engineers, technologists, and technical sales personnel who have responsibility for components processed by Powder Metallurgy (P/M) and Metal Injection Molding (MIM). Emphasis is placed on the practical relevance of the processing parameters […]

The Market Development of PM Aluminum (Abstract)

Shuhai Huo, Bill Heath, and Chaman Lall   The application of powder metallurgy (PM) aluminum structural parts is at its early growing stage, despite of some automotive applications.  The market potential for PM aluminum, however, is large.  Growth is expected from the market expansion of the existing applications and new applications, including the replacements of […]

Vari Cool System at Ridgeway Improves Sinter Hardening

Metal Powder Products (MPP) recently added a Vari Cool system at the Ridgway facility in Pennsylvania. Installed on a continuous belt furnace, the system was a vital component to support an ongoing program for a current customer and to grow business. “The Vari Cool allows parts to have a higher and more consistent hardness,” said […]

Wear and Fatigue of Sintered Aluminum Materials (Abstract)

Shuhai Huo and William Heath   This study examines the mechanical properties, the wear and the fatigue performance of some sintered reinforced powder metallurgy aluminum materials.  In a contact rolling and sliding test, the aluminum materials showed significant improvement in the wear resistance and the fatigue endurance.  There is limited wear damage to the contact […]

Wear Resistant PM Aluminum Materials for Automotive Applications (Abstract)

Shuhai Huo, Bill Heath, Dave Ryan, Steve Patrick and Jesse Azzato Conventional 2000 series aluminum PM materials have been widely used for pressed and sintered structural parts.  The materials have excellent processing characteristics and reasonable tensile strength.  However, wear resistance, fatigue strength and stiffness of the materials are relatively low.  As many potential applications in […]

William Heath Elected to the PMPA Board of Directors

William Heath, MPP Vice President – Sales & Marketing, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Powder Metal Parts Association (PMPA). PMPA membership consists of the major powder metal parts producing companies in North America. The PMPA is one of six trade associations that comprise the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The […]

MPP Becoming a Leader in Soft Magnetics for Powder Metallurgy

Metal Powder Products is a leader in several areas of powder metallurgy, including PM aluminum, high temperature sintering, and high density gear manufacturing, just to name a few. The processing of soft magnetic PM materials is yet another of these areas. MPP’s Vice President of Technology, Dr. Chaman Lall, is an internationally recognized expert in […]

MPP “Going Green” with Energy-Saving Parts

In the world of powder metallurgy, “green parts” is the term normally applied to PM parts that have been pressed but not yet sintered. However, in an ever more environmentally conscious business environment, “green parts” might soon be used to refer to parts that contribute to energy saving or that are environmentally friendly. In that […]

PM Makes Additional Inroads in Gear Market

Densification Processes Helps Drive Growth In recent years, gears produced by PM have significantly closed the gap that once existed between PM and wrought gears. According to George Shturtz, Sales Manager at MPP’s Ford Road Division, “They’re not your father’s PM gears anymore.”   PM gears now achieve ultimate tensile strengths of 190,000 psi (or […]