Sintered parts may be heat treated to increase strength and also hardness for improved wear resistance.
The controlled porosity of P/M parts permits their impregnation with oil and resin. This operation is used to give the part self-lubricating properties.
Used to improve machinability, seal parts gas or liquid tight, or prepare the surface for plating.
An alternative method of improving the strength of inherently porous sintered parts is to fill the surface connected pores with a liquid metal having a lower melting point.
All normal machining operations can be carried out on sintered components.
Usually used for holes not in the direction of the pressing. GTB’s patented production process allows side holes to be produced in certain applications without the need for drilling
Barrelling is used to remove burrs and sharp corners.
Various types of surface treatment are available to increase corrosion resistance to withstand the most demanding of environments.
Includes, deburring, burnishing, coating oil dip, plating, welding, and mechanical surface treatments. Other finishing operations can be carried out. GTB will be pleased to quote for any other requirements.
When it is not possible to produce a component to full “net shape” it is often possible to join 2 or more components together by brazing either during the sintering process. or as a secondary operation.
Materials are available to allow all types of welding operations to be carried out, eg MIG / TIG / Projection welding