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POWDER METAL MANUFACTURING

POWDER METAL MANUFACTURING: WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

Sterling Sintered Technologies is a premier powder metal manufacturer, driving innovation with precision-engineered solutions across several different markets. We’ve specialized in fabricating powder metal parts and components since 1955, and have been a leader in PM manufacturing ever since. SST is best known for providing quality, complex powder metal mechanical components for specialized applications at very competitive prices. We stay current with advances in technology and equipment, and employ the most effective Lean Manufacturing practices in our ISO 9001:2015-registered facility.

OUR POWDER METAL MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

  • Part Size: miniature to 500 grams per part.
  • Ferrous powder metals: Straight Iron and steel alloys to 7.4 g/cc. Copper Infiltrated Steels & Soft Magnetic Steels to 7.5 g/cc.
  • Stainless Steel powder metals: 300 & 400 series to 7.4 g/cc.
  • Non-Ferrous powder metals: Brass, Bronze, Nickel Silver to 8.3 g/cc. Heavy Hybrids to density to 16.4 g/cc.
  • Quantity: small prototype lots to high volume production runs.

STERLING SINTERED’S POWDER METAL SECONDAY SERVICES

  • Heat Treatment
  • Stream Oxidizing
  • Copper Infiltration
  • Machining, Milling, Turning, Broaching, Drilling, Tapping
  • Coining, Sizing
  • Grinding, Lapping, Honing
  • Platings, Coatings
  • Vibratory Finishing
  • Oil Impregnation
  • Resin Impregnation
  • Component Assembly
  • Vacuum Sintering

WHY PARTNER WITH STERLING SINTERED TECHNOLOGIES FOR SINTERED METAL PARTS?

Sterling Sintered Technologies is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of powder metal components with several decades of experience in powder metal fabrication, tooling, materials, and assembly. We are dedicated to our customers’ standards of quality, delivery, and value, striving to meet or exceed their expectations every time.

POWDER METAL SHAPE COMPLEXITIES

SST’s presses and other technology produce powder metal parts with a high degree of complexity and configuration. Thanks to our multi-level compacting presses, we can achieve net or near net shapes, reducing otherwise costly machining operations.

American Systems Registrar
National Institute of Standards and Technology
ANAB Accredited

TOLERANCES

The powder metal process is a cost-effective approach to achieving even the most demanding OEM tolerances. Provided early involvement, Sterling Sintered designs its process for each project’s requirements, working concurrently with design engineers to minimize costs while maximizing effectiveness. During production, statistical process controls are utilized to maintain controllable dimensions on design targets and minimize assembly stackups. 

Find out more about our quality control methods here.

COMPACTING
PRESSES

Sterling Sintered has over 24 powder metal primary compaction presses ranging from 4 tons to 110 tons. Many of our presses have multiple upper and lower motions and are capable of making parts with complex multi-level shapes.

COINING
OPERATIONS

Sterling Sintered has coining presses ranging from 1 ton to 50 tons. Our semi-automated coining operations achieve increased part density and reduce dimensional variation. Specific densities can be achieved to maximize oil impregnation effectiveness.

PRODUCTION
RUNS

Sterling Sintered offers competitive prices on prototype, small-, medium-, and large-production runs. We routinely process orders anywhere from 500 parts per year to a half million parts per week. A majority of our higher volume parts are on Kanban systems with our customers to reduce lead times and maximize production efficiencies.

GET CUSTOM MADE POWDER METAL PARTS ON TIME, ON BUDGET

Sterling Sintered processes hundreds of different powder metal parts daily, each with its unique process flow and operational requirements. These operations are coordinated by a state-of-the-art computerized manufacturing management system, while our shipping schedule seamlessly pulls parts from upstream operations.

Call our office directly at (860) 379-2753 or contact us today to learn more.