Powder Metallurgy Applications | BLUE

Explore the versatile applications of powder metal parts across industries, unleashing their powerful potential for enhanced performance and innovation.

The automotive industry is where powder metallurgy is most widely applied. There are more than 1,000 types of sintered parts used in automobiles.

Powder metallurgy can produce products with light weight, excellent mechanical properties and good wear resistance. This helps to reduce the weight of the car and thus reduce fuel consumption.

There are also many powder metallurgy applications in motorcycles. For example, the shock absorber parts on motorcycles, the valve guide, camshaft governor, and oil pump rotor in the engine. Besides, the driven gear and shift drum segments in the transmission system are also sintered parts.

Powder metallurgy has many advantages in motorcycles, including fast production cycle, low production cost, and high product precision.

Power tools make housework tasks much easier. Modern power tools are developing towards compactness, lightness and safety.

Powder metallurgy can produce precision parts for them. For example, the bevel gear of the electric drill commonly seen in our lives is a powder metallurgy part. In addition, the planetary gear in the electric screw machine is also a sintered part.

In recent years, the application of metal injection molding in the medical industry has grown significantly. Metal injection molding can produce medical parts with good precision, small weight (usually less than 100g), and high density (usually higher than 95%).

Common powder metallurgy medical applications include surgical tools, metallic orthodontic brackets, screw dental implants and vascular stents.

Powder metallurgy superalloys, such as Inconel, which is used to manufacture turbine disks and turbine blades.

Besides, the combustion chambers of aerospace engines generally use powder metallurgy parts because they are resistant to high temperatures and thermal cycles.

In addition, powder metallurgy aluminum alloy and titanium alloy parts are light in weight and have good performance. This can effectively reduce the energy consumption of aerospace, which is very beneficial to the environment.