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Company Name: Atlas Pressed Metals
Portfolio 2

Project Title: Appliance Cam gets stronger

Project description: 

The end application for the component changed requiring an increase in tensile load strength.


Project Name & Description

Use of sinter hardened material to increase the tensile load capability of the appliance cam from 50 to 120 ksi.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Metallurgical expertise to identify the correct raw material to meet the tensile load requirements, the complex geometry, and the cost objectives.

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Sinter hardened material, multi-level compaction press

Overall Part Dimensions


Tightest Tolerances

Key requirements of the component include a counter sink into a bore, unequal hub lengths, balanced density, and tight tolerances

Material Used

Sinter Hardened powder

Material Finish


Industry for Use


In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

SPC throughout the manufacturing process


In excess of 750,000 units per year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

100% on time delivery per the customer demand

Delivery Location


Standards Met


Project Questionnaire

Why did you pick this piece?

Example Answers:

  • Highlights our design and engineering capabilities
  • Highlights high volume capability
  • Demonstrates ability to combine multiple pieces into a single product.
  • Highlights our metallurgical expertise
  • Shows the benefit of sinter hardened material for heat treatment vs the conventional oil quench heat treatment
  • Highlights multi-level press capacity
  • Proved an economic advantage to the customer vs other metal working processes.

Why did the customer choose you to do this job?

Example Answers:

  • Provide full service (design, manufacturing and installation)
  • Local vendor
  • Previous experience in metal fabrication of custom outdoor shelters
  • Engineering, metallurgical and manufacturing expertise
  • Outstanding responsiveness in terms of design, delivery, quality and cost

Were there any difficulties you had to overcome to complete the job?

Example Answers:

  • Needed to meet government safety codes
  • All materials of construction were specified for food industry compliance and ready for marine duty.
  • Complex compaction tooling, specialized sintering  and heat treatment processes

What positive feedback did you receive from the client upon completion?

Example Answers:

  • The customer was pleased with every aspect of our work and has come back to us for additional project partnerships
  • We are the customer’s best supplier, we go above and beyond.
  • Business growth
  • Recognized as the company’s best supplier

What would you like to point out about this piece/process? (Special features, processes, materials)

Example Answers:

  • Part is an unconventional size for an aluminum enclosure
  • Complete machining capabilities are featured in these products including: Precision CNC Turning, Sinker EDM, Laser drilling, and TIG welding for final assembly


Describe the title/role of the employees involved in the project?

Example Answers:

  • Certified welder
  • Design engineer
  • Senior metallurgist, technical sales manager, engineering and new product development teams, manufacturing manager

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contact information

Mailing Address 125 Tom Mix Dr.
P.O. Box P
DuBois, PA 15801


Fax(814) 371-4182


We have found Atlas Pressed Metals to be a solid organization that has a genuine commitment to the success of their customers. They have provided us with a great quality product and excellent service.

- A Satisfied Customer, Supply Chain Manager | Hardware Industry