Atlas Pressed Metals has an engineering group with extensive powdered metal experience. We are available to assist you with the design of your powdered metals requirements, including:
- AutoCad 2D and 3D
- In-house Tool Design
- PM Strength Calculations
- Computerized Solid Modeling
- Conversions/Design Recommendations
- Metalogic Vision System
Atlas has assisted current customers with the conversion of purchased parts from other processes to powdered metals or the combination of several parts within an assembly to one powdered metal part. Each of these situations resulted in significant cost savings.
By leveraging our engineering and design capabilities, Atlas Pressed Metals can help you discover the cost-effectiveness and versatility of powdered metal parts. With over 50 years of experience in the powdered metal industry, we have extensive knowledge of powder metallurgy and are available to assist you with the design and composition of your components. We work side-by-side with your internal teams to engineer net shape parts that fulfill your performance requirements, function, and cost objectives.
Powdered metal allows for a high degree of design freedom. Our multi-disciplined engineers can help you create complex designs that would be difficult or impossible to reproduce using other manufacturing methods. We can often convert multiple machined components into a single powdered metal part that requires little, if any, secondary processing, eliminating production costs and assembly expense. With our extensive knowledge of metallurgy, we can recommend the best blend of raw powder to deliver the functional and mechanical properties for your individual application.
Our engineering team uses state of the art 2D and 3D CAD software to create and modify part and tooling designs. These computerized solid modeling tools, along with other engineering software, allow us to assess designs for functionality, performance, and manufacturability under real-world conditions. Once the drawings are approved, we can prototype parts for evaluating form, fit, and function. Our testing capabilities include material analysis and surface analysis at the microstructure level, as well as measuring tensile strength, hardness, density, and more.
By taking the time upfront to understand your goals, requirements, and concerns, we can engineer a part and a process for producing it with a high degree of precision. Contact us today to learn more about our powdered metal engineering and design capabilities.