conventional powder metallurgy
Powder Metallurgy (PM) is an effective and competitive metal working technology. Applying unique materials, inventive techniques, and creative geometries enable engineers to reduce total manufacturing costs. The PM process is a minimal waste process offering unique sustainability. With these benefits combined, competing processes cannot match PM.
GKN strives to provide best value to its customers through inventive processes, geometries and materials
Conventional PM materials
We provide the broadest material selection in the industry to meet a wide range of needs:
- Low- and High-Alloy Steels
- Stainless Steel
- Special Alloys
Our PM materials are engineered to your needs and tailored to your applications. Our PM process technologies match from lower to full density and tight dimensional tolerances.
As a full metal solution provider we adapt and apply as per customer application needs, such as strength, ductility and wear-resistance.
With our advanced specialty alloys and processing techniques, GKN PM component solutions often exceed industry performance standards.
Preserving the natural resources of our planet
The PM process saves natural resources through recycling, conserves raw materials, and yields low emissions. Metal powder is more expensive than conventional steel, but the difference is offset by saving material. Nearly 100 percent of PM powder is used. This is true for the typical PM part of less than 1kg. Heavier parts can also benefit from this process if the steel blank requires a lot of machining.