Automated System for the Sinter Metal Process

Powdered metal sintering offers significant advantages over other part manufacturing processes. Specifically, sintering provides greater dimensional accuracy, higher strength, and lower weight at a lesser cost. Not to mention, the sintering process of powdered metals is an extremely environmentally-friendly process that uses 99% of the material, generating harmless bi-products of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is no wonder that the automobile industry uses this process in the creation of parts. A car or truck that is produced in North America use an estimated 40 pounds of powdered metal parts.

GKN Sintered Metals is the world’s leading supplier of metal powder precision components. At the Salem, Indiana plant, GKN manufactures a series of transmission clutch plate parts for pickup trucks produced by 3 large motor companies...

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