Components with complex designs

Create competitive parts with complex design from metal powder

Compacted and sintered iron-based metal powders are the perfect combination for producing components with complex geometries.

A component with a complex design is often challenging to manufacture and every industry has its challenges regarding complex designs of vital components.

You face questions like these about your complex design: How do I optimise the design to obtain the best manufacturability? What production technique is best suited for my specific component when balancing cost vs high performance? What type of material could give the complex design unique advantages in terms of strength and durability? How can I integrate several components into one single sintered component, saving cost and facilitating assembly?

Good formability and additive technique

High formability is key when finding the right material and production method for a complex design. Producing components by pressing and sintering metal powder is a competitive method for a number of applications compared to other production technologies, especially for complex part geometries. The pressing tool that compacts the part is well suited to be designed for very intricate components, such as transmission carriers, sprockets and gears. Actually, just about any complicated geometry can be achieved when you use sintering technology.

The compaction of metal powder in a press followed by a strengthening step in a sintering furnace is an additive manufacturing method. It has many advantages compared to a subtractive manufacturing technology. Compaction and sintering mean less process steps, less machining and less waste of material and energy in production. This all adds up to a low total cost solution for your component with a complex design.

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Join Höganäs Academy and learn more about the capabilities and opportunities for pressed and sintered metal components.

In our online courses at Höganäs Academy, you get access to everything from an easy-to-read overview of what sintered components are and how they are produced to profound process know-how on how to optimise production efficiency and quality.

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Learn more how sintering can benefit your company

A small selection of applications that can benefit of the pressing and sintering technology:

ABS sensor ring | Balancer shaft gear | Bedplate insert | Belt pulley | Cam lobes | Cam phasing gear | Chain sprocket | Compressor plate | Crescent pump | Door lock mechanism | Electric power steering | Epicyclic Planetary ring gear | Epicyclic transfer case planetary carrier | Epicyclic transfer case sprocket | Hammer drill gear | HEGO sensor boss | Injector nozzle clamp | Injector yoke | Main crank bearing cap | Mirror boss | Office chair components | Oil pump gerotor | One-way-clutch race | Powder forged connecting rod | Power drill planetary gearset | Power transmission gears | Pressure plate | Reluctor ring | Seat belt retractor, recliner | Sewing machine lever | Shift finger | Shift fork | Shock absorber base valve | Shock absorber piston | Shock absorber rod guide | Stainless meat grinding knife and plate | Stainless steel exhaust flange | Steering column adjustment | Synchronizer clutch cone | Synchronizer hub | Synchronizer ring | Synchronizer sleeve | Thrust plate | Timing gear | Torque converter hub | Valve guide | Valve seat insert | Vane pump | Variable Valve Timing (VVT) rotor