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From raw materials to full in-house testing to production, discover advanced powder metal technology for complex and precise designs.
We bring together our global manufacturing capability, comprehensive steel powder portfolio, and innovative technologies to develop and tailor solutions that meet your needs.
As the industry evolves, we evolve with it. From mass powder production to large scale standard materials, we develop new alloy systems and customized powder-premixing technologies to meet demands for higher performance and complex geometries.
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We offer complete in-house services for all our materials at any time. These services are included and available to help you achieve and meet specific needs on a sample or finished part.
We’re here every step of the way to solve challenges, streamline processes, and meet performance requirements with complete transparency and support.
- Powder evaluation
- Chemical testing
- Printing service
- Physical testing service
Dynamic technologies improving strength, density, and PM processing. The engineered solutions are developed for higher density parts, greater production efficiencies, higher part-to-part consistency, better dimensional control and soft magnetic performance.
ANCORBOND™ processing is is a chemical bonding treatment of premixes that provides superior powder flow with reduced additive segregation, enabling greater depths of fill during compaction and the potential for higher compaction rates because of the enhanced flow. The greater alloying homogeneity of the powder premix offers reduced dimensional variation after sintering because of the diminished alloy segregation within any given lot. Continuous improvements to ANCORBOND processing yielded higher part densities and an ability to "chemically bond" greater concentrations of graphite and other fine particle additions.
AncorLube LV is a premier lubricant solution for high lubricity, improved compaction, and extended tool life. AncorLube LV provides superior lubricity to all other common admixed PM lubricants with no need for specialized or heated tooling, while still maintaining clean burn-out and reduced environmental impact (metallic stearate free). Parts can be produced with excellent green strength and better surface finish with no negative impact on mechanical properties of sintered parts. The highly lubricious nature of the lubricant also allows it to be used at lower additions, allowing for parts compacted to greater green and sintered densities.
Hoeganaes offers a die heat only premix alternative. The material referred to as AncorMax®200 utilizes dies heated to ~95 °C with no powder preheat. Benefits of this material include enhanced powder flow and higher part densities without the need to preheat both the die and powder. Certain limitations regarding part size and geometry exist; however, this premix alternative has proven successful in numerous applications. Engineered binder treated premixes for higher density and part performance.
A new machining system, designated AncorCut®, has been developed with improved stability and can therefore compliment MnS for use in PM steels. Turning tests were performed to evaluate the benefit of AncorCut on tool wear in different material systems.
Hoeganaes' iron powders are magnetic, which opens the door to many applications. From simple magnets, to induction heating of plastics, photocopy developers to seed separation, Hoeganaes' iron powders can be used in a wide variety of applications. Those made from the phosphorus alloys have higher resistivity, permeability and induction, and reduced coercive force. The presence of phosphorus also decreases the susceptibility of a P/M component to nitrogen aging. Components made from the phosphorus alloys exhibit a good combination of tensile strength, ductility, and impact absorption energy.
A high performance insulated particle material suitable for a variety of soft magnetic applications that require low core losses. Specific applications include ignition system components, electric motor components, solenoids, and inductors.
Ancorbraze® 72 is the premiere sinterbraze material for the joining of ferrous PM parts to each other, or ferrous PM parts to wrought substrates. Successful brazing can be done in the green or sintered condition. The chemical composition of the Ancorbraze 72 material – which can be utilized in the "as-atomized" or fluxed forms — effectively limits the penetration of the braze compound to the area immediately adjoining the desired interface. Each brazing application has unique characteristics due to variations in part composition and processing/sintering parameters. The typical Ultimate Tensile Strength of a brazed joint is 55,000 – 60,000 psi.
High Performance Metal Powders Portfolio
Developed with performance in mind. Our steel powders are designed for optimal results in structural components.
Atomized iron powder designed for PM parts requiring densities exceeding 6.7 g/cm3.
- Base iron for standard premixes
- Good compressibility
- Low levels of carbon and oxygen
Highly compressible atomized iron powder providing outstanding sintered properties at lower compacting pressures.
- Base iron for elite premixes
- Highest compressibility
- Very low levels of carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen
- Electromagnetic applications
Water-atomized prealloyed, low-alloy powder with 0.35 weight % Mo addition for high performance applications.
- Moderate hardenability
- Suitable for heat-treated applications
- Cost effective solution
Water-atomized iron, prealloyed with 0.85 weight % Mo addition for high performance applications.
- Exceptionally high compressibility
- Good response to heat treatment
- Good base powder for wide range of hybrid alloy systems
Water-atomized, low alloy steel powder satisfying MPIF material specification FL-4200. Ideally suited for powder forged applications requiring high hardenability and mechanical properties.
- High degree of cleanliness and uniform chemistry
- Conventional PM sintering temperatures and atmospheres
Press-ready, binder-treated premixes to meet MPIF material specification FD-02XX with adjustable graphite content for equivalent tensile properties to Ancorsteel® FD.4600A.
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Press-ready, binder-treated premix based on Ancorsteel® 150HP with 2 weight % Cu added during binder treatment for sinter-hardening.
- Sinter hardened applications that do not require extremely high hardenability of Ancorsteel® 737SH
Press-ready, binder-treated Mn-Mo hybrid alloys that are Ni and Cu free. Conventional sintering temperatures and atmospheres paired with accelerated cooling deliver properties comparable with more highly-alloyed, diffusion-alloyed and hybrid steels.
- Excellent hardness and strength achieved using accelerated cooling
Water-atomized prealloyed steel powder developed for heat treatment by either sinter hardening process or conventional quench & temper.
- Excellent hardenability
- Low sintered growth resulting in higher sintered density
Diffusion alloyed steel powders containing Cu, Mo, and Ni for high strength, high toughness applications conforming to MPIF material specification FD-04XX.
- Good compressibility maintained with diffusion alloying additives
- Great dimensional control
Atomized and ferrous powder metal technologies that fit various needs.
Dynamic technologies improving PM precision, process performance, and efficiency.
High quality and precision powder tailored to AM processes by optimizing properties with in-house testing capabilities and world class metallography experts.
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