Powder metallurgy involves heating and forming metal powders into near-net configurations, often producing results that would be impossible to match using traditional subtractive methods. Powder metallurgy consumes most of the raw materials, presenting an opportunity to reduce waste, improve yield, and reduce lead times by minimizing the need for further processing.

QCMI has developed strong capabilities in this area. Our powder metallurgy partners have state-of-the-art facilities, and our on-site staff ensures that follow rigorous quality standards are followed at every step of manufacturing, allowing us to effectively serve the automotive, aerospace, medical, and oil and gas industries, among others. No matter your exact metallurgy needs, we’ll find the optimal global manufacturer for your specifications and budget.

Powder Metallurgy Capabilities

Our capable providers offer a full range of techniques, materials, and secondary services to fulfill exact specifications.

  • Processes: Metal injection molding (MIM), press and sinter, hot isostatic pressing, powder forging, electric current assisted sintering (ECAS), additive manufacturing (AM)
  • Products: High-quality gears, levers, fittings, structural components, and many others
  • Materials: Stainless steel, steel alloys, bronze, brass, aluminum alloys, tungsten carbide, titanium alloys, copper alloys, magnetic and electrical materials, specialized hard and heavy materials
  • Secondary services: Turning, drilling, milling, tapping, sizing, repressing, annealing, sinter bonding, impregnation, ,heat and steam treatment, stress relief, deburring, plating, coating, welding

Working with QCMI

When you submit a project proposal to QCMI, we immediately begin to identify your key requirements and specifications to match them with the global partners best suited to fulfill them. We’ll confirm these ideas with you in our design call, which is the first step in our collaborative, customer-centric process.

We do all the legwork for you, contacting fully vetted manufacturers for quotes and samples. We will find the most cost-effective option for your approval and then monitor the entire production process to ensure that the final shipment meets your expectations. From quoting to U.S. Customs clearance, QCMI takes all the guesswork out of global sourcing and provides streamlined access to the world’s most affordable manufacturers.

Global manufacturing is fraught with complications—even for the most experienced companies. Without guidance, it can be extremely difficult to ensure that you’re working with a reputable provider. QCMI navigates all of the complexity for you, facilitating access to quality global contract manufacturers and monitoring the production process to guarantee strict adherence to quality management and regulatory standards.

We can locate providers that adhere to complex regulatory requirements, such as:

  • ISO 9001
  • IATF 16949 (when requested)
  • ASTM

If you’re considering outsourcing for your next powder metallurgy project, don’t settle for substandard quality, spotty communication, or delayed lead times. Instead, let QCMI work with you to make your project a success.

For more information on our capabilities and our global network of contract manufacturers, please contact us or request a quote.

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