Sintered Metal

The Metal Sintering process consists of compacting a metal powder into the shape of a part with the addition of pressure and heat. A fine metal powder is placed into a mold that shrinks inward, applying pressure to the powder so it forms together. Afterward, the ‘green’ or unfinished compact part is run through an oven with a temperature below the melting point of the metal, causing the parts to further solidify and densify without melting. Metal Sintering is a unique process that allows for unusual shapes and geometries to be achieved with metal parts that would be problematic with other metalworking processes. The process is also highly repeatable as the molds can be computer controlled to run highly efficiently, unlike other metal molding processes that require manual labor.
Metal materials with very high melting points can be formed via metal sintering where other processes would be highly difficult.