DESIGN & ENGINEERING
MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
Since 1955, Sterling Sintered Technologies has been a leader in the manufacture of quality powdered metal parts. Few companies have as much experience as we do in the design, material selection, and tooling for powdered metal parts.
Our talented Powder Metal engineers have the experience and the resources necessary to assist in optimizing part design and cost efficiencies for our customers. They are highly skilled in working with customers who want to reduce costs by converting to powdered metal production from other processes (such as machining, stamping, and forging) and will guide customers throughout our time with them, finding the best, and most cost-effective solutions.
CAN SAVE TIME AND MONEY
There are many factors that, if considered in the early stages of design, can yield production efficiencies, add value, and reduce costs. Design considerations include:
- The relationship of the component to an entire assembly
- The best material formulation to achieve optimum part performance
- How to achieve near net shapes that will minimize or even eliminate the need for secondary operations
- How to achieve maximum efficiency in production
- The optimum balance of tolerances and manufacturing costs
ASSETS AND RESOURCES
SST has several resources available to our customers to ensure a full-service engineering experience. Our customers can submit parts for review in many formats including a sample of the part, a sketch, 2D or 3D CAD formats, etc. The Design Department can interface with many different CAD platforms including 2-D and 3-D solid models for effective communication between our engineers and yours.
We have a fully equipped in-house Tool Room with multiple CNC wire and electrode EDM, mills, lathes, jig borers, surface and ID/OD grinders at your disposal as well as complete prototype abilities. Although PM tooling often sees 80,000 psi compaction forces, which typically makes prototype tooling not an option, SST has the ability to make prototype parts out of the material you specify, with the production properties you need, when design testing is required.
SST’s engineering team is also available for online collaboration. We are equipped to get our engineers and yours looking at the same design concepts and interacting without the need for expensive plane flights or even short car trips. All you need is an internet connection and time to work efficiently.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Then contact us today! We would be delighted to partner with you on your next project.