MPP believes that using the latest design and manufacturing technology is vitally important. Our highly skilled engineers are involved with the customer from the initial discussion regarding part design and quality requirements, to developing unique production techniques that ensure a consistent and cost-effective product.
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Light Weighting of Structural Automotive Components Using High Strength Powder Metallurgy Aluminum Alloys
The intense effort by automotive companies to improve gas mileage and meet mandated CAFÉ Standards is aided by enabling vehicular mass reduction technologies. One area of such research is the application of appropriate powder metallurgy (PM) materials such as the...read more
Aluminum powder metal was recently featured in the January/February issue of Lightweighting World magazine. The aluminum powder metal market continues to grow as automotive engineers take greater advantage of its capabilities in achieving weight reduction. MPP is...read more
ABSTRACT High nickel steels offer the opportunity to produce powder metallurgy components with excellent high strength and ductility combinations. These alloys are a sinter-hardenable class of materials that do not require conventional heat treatment processes to...read more
ABSTRACT Wear resistance is often important in structural applications that use light weight PM aluminum alloys. Several aluminum PM alloys were evaluated for wear resistance using the ASTM G65 test method. This consists of dry sand that is dropped into the interface...read more
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....read more
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,...read more
MPP offers in-house design seminars to assist existing and prospective customers in gaining a working knowledge of the fundamentals of powder metallurgy. Emphasis is placed on how to design for powder metallurgy and how to specify the right material for a given application.
In the Design Seminar, you’ll learn:
- How powder metallurgy saves 30-80 percent compared to casting, extrusion, forging, stamping, machining, and other processes
- The basics of powder metallurgy technology
- How to design for powder metallurgy, including tooling
- How to specify powder metal materials
- What’s new in powder metallurgy
- About density – the key to powder metallurgy
- And much more!
- Each seminar lasts 2-3 hours. To learn more about scheduling an MPP design seminar for your organization, click here.
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