Our Capabilities

At MPP, we have more than a half a century of experience working with steel, iron, and stainless steel materials.

Metal Powder Products (MPP) is a full-service company offering complete design and engineering services, as well as process and product development from prototype through production. MPP is a pioneer in volume production of aluminum products. At MPP, we have more than a half a century of experience working with steel, iron, and stainless steel materials.

Without the dedication and focus of skilled employees throughout the organization, MPP would not be able to offer the outstanding customer support and problem-solving solutions that have been our hallmark since 1948. MPP’s goal is to design and produce the correct part for the customer using the most cost-effective process available, and to deliver the part to the customer on time while meeting specifications.

MPP provides many unique cutting-edge strategic advantages, including:

  • CNC Compaction – MPP’s ability to form parts with up to 9 levels enables us to produce complex geometries that would be impractical or impossible with other metal working processes.
  • Finishing Capabilities – Our world-class, in-house secondary machining capabilities support the most stringent designs and requirements.
  • Automated, in-line, non-destructive inspection systems.

Products

Product groups supplied by MPP.

Gears

  • Automotive Powertrain
  • Power Transfer
  • Power Transmission
  • Off-Highway Vehicles
  • Differentials
  • Irrigation
  • Fluid Power
  • Power Tools
  • Energy
  • Helical
  • Gear racks
  • Miniature spur gears

Structural Parts

  • Fluid Power Components
  • Automotive Interiors
  • Power Tools
  • Transfer Cases
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Compressors
  • Appliances
  • Suspensions
  • Small Engines
  • Energy
  • Military

Soft Magnetics

  • Solenoids
  • Actuators
  • Automotive Powertrain
  • Torque Transfer
  • Signals
  • Engines
  • Transmission Drives
  • Valve controls
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Motor speed control

Aluminum

  • Automotive Powertrain
  • Power Tools
  • Fluid Power
  • Couplings
  • Small Gas Engines

Markets

Markets we serve at MPP

Automotive

MPP is a major producer of components for engine and steering systems, and has won several awards of distinction for our products.

Our focused approach to the automotive market includes:

 

  • Steering Components
  • Variable Vane Pump
  • VVT/VCT Components
  • Sprockets
  • Assembled Camshafts
  • Aluminum Powertrain Components
  • Transmission Gears
  • Seating Componennts
  • Differential Components
  • Solenoids

Heavy Truck and Off-Highway

MPP has more than 40 years of knowledgeable and collaborative engagement in heavy truck and off-highway markets, including construction, mining, and agriculture equipment.

Our specialized expertise in fluid conveyance, along with a clear understanding of our customers’ product requirements, has enabled us to develop and produce solutions for the following applications:

 

  • Transmission Clutch Rings, Large Finished Mechanical Components
  • Large Precision Finished Spur Gears and Gerotors for Engine, Transmission, and Final Drive Lubrication
  • High-pressure Sealed Components for Fluid, Vacuum, and Air
  • Finished Oil and Fuel Transfer Pump Components
  • Steering Vane Pump and Braking Components
  • ABS Components
  • Differential Components
  • Steering Vane Pumps
  • Braking Components

Power Transmission and Gears

MPP’s pm expertise enables us to produce transmission, mechanism, braking, and coupling components with characteristics that are difficult to achieve by conventional methods.

We specialize in the manufacture of components through the pm process, including:

  • Powder Metal Clutches
  • Helical Gears
  • Gear Racks
  • Miniature Spur Gears
  • Other Complex Gears and Parts

MPP has won awards for gear design, and our secondary finishing capabilities allow us to finish gears to tolerances few can match.  Inherent to our processes are industry-leading, part-to-part uniformity and tooth quality that yield high-performance, quiet, running gears.  Whether your applications are planetary gear sets and mating components, bevel gears, spur gears, or helical gears, MPP provides unparalleled design and production expertise.

Fluid Power Products

MPP has an extensive history in developing and producing innovative parts for fluid power and hydraulics applications.  We specialize in critical system components by converting parts from forgings, castings, and machined parts to powdered metal.  Our specialized knowledge covers the production of components as well as system optimization and collaborative design.  Our material, tooling, and processing capabilities combined with design expertise make for a winning combination.

Materials

We can work with Aluminum, Soft Magnetic Materials, Iron, Steels, and Stainless Steels

Aluminum

MPP is the world’s premiere producer of structural aluminum powder metal (PM) components. Our company leads the way in the use of pm aluminum for a variety of new and existing applications.

Aluminum’s light weight and strength provide an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Aluminum offers product forms and alloys that surpass any other material. The design flexibility of aluminum is unparalleled, allowing designers to engineer optimum shape and performance for each specific application.

Soft Magnetic Materials

The processing of soft magnetic materials is another area of expertise for MPP. The most common soft magnetic pm materials used by MPP are pure Fe, Fe‑0.45% P, Fe-3% Si, and Fe-50% Ni. In addition, 410L and 434L plus similar grades of stainless are also good candidates for soft magnetic applications where corrosion resistance is needed. Soft magnetic pm materials are an important advantage for customers looking for improved performance of actuators, electric motors, and other electromechanical devices.

Higher temperatures during sintering and the use of pure hydrogen for oxide reduction improve soft magnetic performance. The absence of nitrogen eliminates the deleterious effects of the element, while the higher diffusion rates increase density, dissolve precipitates, and promote recrystallization and grain growth. In the case of silicon steel and phosphorus steel, the increased densification occurs with the aid of transient liquid phases.

Iron, Steels, and Stainless Steels

MPP produces components from a wide variety of pm iron and steel alloys, which are generally known as ferrous pm alloys. These include admixed elemental ferrous alloys, diffusion alloyed steels, pre-alloyed low alloy steels, stainless steels, and tool steels.

MPP produces components from a wide variety of pm iron and steel alloys, which are generally known as ferrous pm alloys. These include admixed elemental ferrous alloys, diffusion alloyed steels, pre-alloyed low alloy steels, stainless steels, and tool steels. 

  • Admixed, Elemental Ferrous Alloys – Used for soft magnetic and low strength structural applications, and for structural and/or soft magnetic applications.
  • Diffusion Alloyed Steels – Offer the benefits of a soft iron (Fe) core, for compressibility, and are typically used in medium- to high -strength structural applications.
  • Pre-alloyed Low Alloy Steels – Used in high-strength structural applications.
  • Stainless Steels – 300 series, 400 series, 17-4PH
  • Tool Steels — Highly recommended for compressively loaded wear applications, offering excellent wear resistance
  • Superalloys: Hastelloy, Inconel, A-286.
  • Other: Copper, Tungsten based, Controlled expansion

Get It Done Right. Get MPP.

Contact MPP today to learn how we can help with your next project.  We'll bring our engineering expertise to the table; you'll bring your next product to market.

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