About FMS

About FMS Corporation

Family owned and operated since 1946, the FMS Corporation, Powder Metal Division provides exceptional, customized powder metal (P/M) manufacturing services from parts design and alloy development through production and assembly. With its custom prototyping service, FMS is one of very few truly qualified P/M manufacturers capable of offering you fully integrated solutions for your parts, from concept to reality. FMS specializes in quick turn-around custom tooling and prototypes, as well as our integrated capability of manufacturing large and difficult parts. 

"The real advantage to working with FMS is that, because of our size, we have the ability to be extremely nimble in getting products to market. There is really no competing manufacturer that can offer a better value than FMS."  John Sweet, president FMS.

FMS Corporation, Powder Metal Division is dedicated to the future and the spirit of innovation. We provide solutions for you using cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art equipment and some of the finest craftsmen in the industry. FMS is uniquely qualified to provide the most advanced technology products and services the powder metal industry has to offer.

FMS 77-year history


FMS Corporation founded by Fred Sweet in St. Paul, MN.

Original products: neon tubing, electrodes, glass tube supports, paint.


Operations move to Bloomington, MN. Powder metal (PM) manufacturing begins – nuts, cores, some contract components.


Powder metal manufacturing grows – 3M is first large OEM customer.

1980 - 2010

Growth: $1MM > $10MM/year​


- $8.5MM re-investment 2017-2023​
- 3 New Osterwalder Presses 180-220 Tons​
- 1 Vacuum pusher furnace​
- 1 Continuous sintering belt furnace​
- 1 Mazak QT Primos Lathe​
- 1 ONA AV35 Wire EDM ​
- 2 Automated Vision Systems​
- 1 Ziess O- Inspect 322 CMM​
- 1 Keyence IM-8000 Optical Measurement system

Present Day

- Privately held, 3rd generation​
- 2021 Revenue: $15.4 MM​
- 2022 Revenue: $18.3 MM​
- Bloomington, Minnesota​
- 50,000 ft2, 100+ employees

Our Culture

At FMS, the focus is on our client. We promise that our services will be customized to your needs, not compromised by layers of diversification and competing divisions. Since 1946, we have been providing service to our customers and their loyalty is a testament to our quality and customer service standards. We are not willing to compromise the personal attention that is the backbone of our business. We continue to offer the best customer service in the industry.



Family Owned

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Our team will  provide you with a customized solution that meets your specific needs. Don't compromise on quality when it comes to your powder metal components, trust us to deliver excellence every time.