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Project Title: Cylindrical housing requires intricate core features

Project description: 

A component with strength, cleanliness and production requirements along with an internal vein feature that was not economically feasible to produce with other manufacturing methods.


Project Name & Description

Identification of the raw material blend, lubricant and manufacturing process to produce the component without distortion and per the component performance and cleanliness requirements.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

  • Metallurgical expertise to identify the material, lubricants and processing strategy to meet the density requirements, the internal vein integrity and economic considerations
  • A complex tool design was also required to form the component.

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Sinter hardened material, proprietary lubricant, precision compaction press and specific sintering furnace.

Overall Part Dimensions


Tightest Tolerances

The tips of the veins that outline the interior pockets of the component have the same thickness as five metal powder particles or 50 microns.

Material Used

Sinter hardened powder

Material Finish


Industry for Use

Industrial and Automotive

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

SPC through the manufacturing process


Approximately 1 million units per year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

100% on time delivery per the customer requirement

Delivery Location


Standards Met

IATF Standard

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.
  • Demonstrates Atlas Pressed Metals ability to work as part of our customer’s design team when working on a complex component.
  • Highlights metallurgical expertise, tool design and processing abilities

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
  • Design and engineering capabilities as well as total organizational commitment to supporting our customer through a difficult product development effort

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.
  • Creating a very complex and tightly tolerance component in high production volumes.

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.
  • Atlas is now the sole provider of powdered metals parts to this customer. Additionally, all new designs are developed with Atlas as part of the design team.

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
  • Complex geometry, cleanliness requirements, high strength and wear requirements, high production volumes

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

Example Answers:

  • Certified welder
  • Design engineer
  • Senior metallurgist, engineering manager, production manager, technical sales manager, account 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