Machining of P/M Steels

Howard Ferguson, MPP Director of Technology The rapid growth of P/M is primarily due to its net-shape part-making capability. In the past, the primary P/M process (compaction, sintering, and – where applicable – sizing) was sufficient for most P/M applications. However, dimensional precision has tended to steadily increase. A recent survey by the P/M industry […]

MPP Installs New Molding Presses at Ridgway

Metal Powder Products (MPP) has installed two new molding presses at its Ridgway facility in Pennsylvania. The Alpha 250T and 30T multi-action Gasbarre will both increase capacity for newly tooled business. “The 250 ton press will enable MPP to produce larger parts for our auto manufacturer clients,” said Nick Gismondi, General Manager. “Installation of this […]

P/M Aluminum Structural Parts & Manufacturing and Metallurgical Fundamentals (Abstract)

Chaman Lall, Ph.D., MPP Vice President – Technology & Applications Development and William Heath, MPP Vice President – Marketing & Business Development   The growth of P/M aluminum structural parts in the automotive market is creating opportunities for lightweight alloys in cost-effective, high volume applications. Successful implementation and acceptance of aluminum cam caps by the […]

Powder Metallurgy Gears (Abstract)

George T. Shturtz   This article describes the use of powder metallurgy (P/M) for the production of close tolerance gears with strengths of up to 1240 MPa. The article describes the general process advantages (and limitations) of P/M gear manufacturing. Spur, helical, bevel, face, spur-helical, and helical-helical gears are discussed.   If you would like […]

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 […]


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Soft Magnetics

Applications for Soft Magnetics include anti-lock braking systems, computer equipment, and lighting and plasma displays. LinkedIn Facebook Twitter