Pressing & Sintering

The gate for innovations

Metal powders for Pressing and Sintering

Powder mixes

Höganäs delivers powder solutions for the component manufacturer in press-ready flex-bags which are ideal for transporting and emptying directly onto your press for optimal performance. 

Benefits

  • Press-ready to your workshop
  • Tailor-made properties to for best productivity, performance and cost
  • Access to a wide range of different alloys and additives
  • Worldwide support and service to optimise your performance

Base powders

Base powders are the main ingredient in any powder mix. Over the years we have developed a range of different alloy brands, now standards in the PM industry. 

Four kinds of base powders

  • Pure iron powders
  • Low alloyed steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Wear resistance materials

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Moving forward with Chromium

To meet the automotive industry’s changing needs, new cost-effective materials and processes are required. Höganäs’ new product Astaloy® CrA is a pre-alloyed chromium material, for metal powder component production, that can be tailored to the customer’s needs and conditions.

Astaloy CrA, is a new developed product for PM with a versatility that meet these requirements.

Using chrome as an alloying element in low-alloy steel is nothing new, and Höganäs presented its first chrome-alloyed product Astaloy CrM in 1998. Chromium is an alloying element with several benefits over nickel and molybdenum, including better hardenability, low cost and stable cost-development.

Astaloy CrA already exhibits good mechanical properties after conventional sintering, but after the sinter-hardening process, the high performance is brought out in a cost-effective way.

The product may result in different microstructures, depending on which additional alloying elements and sintering processes choosed. It can easily be tailored to the customer’s requirements.

A real advantage

Miba Sinter, based in Austria, is one of Höganäs’ customers that has seen the advantages of Astaloy CrA in its production of synchronizer hubs. By admixing base material with graphite and nickel and utilizing the sinter-hardening process, you benefit from the product’s capacity regarding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

With an eye to the future, Höganäs’ application experts have analyzed the development of automatic gearboxes to find suitable PM components and to meet the high standards of mechanical strength.