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Applications

diecastCase Study: Industry Fluid Power High-Pressure
Sprayer Drive Gear

  • Application: High-Pressure Sprayers
  • Requirement: 101-Tooth Helical Gear
  • Current Manufacturing Method: Machined Die-Casting
  • Goals: Reduce Cost and Increase Service Life

pmcomponentThe P/M Solution
  • Gear Material: Heat-Treated P/M Steel, 6.9-g/cc Density—UTS 130,000 psi, Hardness Rc 25 Minimum
  • 60-80% Increase In Physical Properties Over Zn Die-Casting = Increased Performance and Part Life
  • AGMA Quality Class: 6 Helical Tooth Form
  • P/M Net-Shape Manufacturing: 30% Cost Savings


sled1Case Study Industry: Sports and Recreation—Snowmobile Suspension Guide

  • Application: Snowmobile Suspension System
  • Requirement: Guide for Suspension Adjustment Block
  • Goals: Improved Wear Resistance, Corrosion Resistance
  • Current Manufacturing Method: Machined, Anodized Aluminum Sand Casting

sport1sport2The P/M Solution

  • Material: 316 Stainless Steel per MPIF Standard
    35 SS-316N1-25
  • Nitrogen Alloying Increases Wear Resistance
  • 500% Increase In Guide Life 
  • Higher Performance for Similar Cost via P/M

Case Study Industry: Industrial Motors and Controls—Planetary Gear System

  • Application: Compact, High-Torque Planetary Gear System with Changeable Gear Ratios
  • Requirement: 14 Components Including: Sun Gears, Ring Gears, Carriers and Couplings
  • Goals: High Strength, Wear Resistance, Reduced Noise and Reduced Cost
  • Current Manufacturing Method: Hobbed or Broached Gears, Machined Carriers

sport2The P/M Solution

  • Material: Sinter Hardened P/M Steel Per MPIF Standard 35 FLNC-4408, 6.9 g/cc Density, Rc 30 Minimum Hardness
  • Redesigned Tooth form Increases Contact Ratio, Strength and Reduces Noise
  • Net-shape P/M Process Saves Customer Over 60% on the Total Cost of the Assembly

Case Study Industry: Off Road Equipment—Drive Sprocket

  • Application: Primary Drive Sprocket
  • Requirement: Surpass 10,000 mile minimum duty cycle with no wear
  • Goals: Wear Resistance, Impact Strength, Tensile Strength and Must Pass Customer “Extreme Abuse” Testing
  • Current Manufacturing Method:  Machined, Carburized 8620

offroadgearThe P/M Solution

  • Material: Sinter-Hardened P/M Steel, 7.2 g/cc density min. UTS 200,000 psi, hardness Rc 47 typical
  • High-Temperature Sintering Improves Both Impact Strength and Tensile Strength.
  • Net-shape P/M Process Saves on Raw Material and on Total Cost vs. Machining 
  • Properties Surpass 8620 Material
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