Powder metal is volumetrically filled into the die cavity.
Press moves into Transfer Position to arrange the loose powder so that each level is consolidated at the same rate.
The powder columns are axially pressed (two opposing directions) to densify the column at the same rate. The size and density of the green part is established at this compaction position.
The punches and die move to the eject position, expelling the part from the press.
DSB's Compaction Press Portfolio
The Compaction Process
The compaction of components is a metalworking process using powder metal to manufacture powder metal parts that range from simple to high complexity levels.
During the compaction process, powder fills the die cavity and is transferred in columns to be even compacted and ejected as a 'green' part that is ready for sintering.
With an internal automation team, DSB Technologies has implemented automated systems throughout the compaction process - like hands-free green part handling before sintering - to improve quality performance and increase operational efficiency.
Advancing the Compaction Process
DSB Technologies has been compacting powder metal components for more than 50 years, delivering innovative advanced designs for our customers and their applications.
With recent additions in new computer numerical control (CNC) presses to its existing compaction portfolio, DSB Technologies manufactures highly complex metal parts - enabling customers to meet new design challenges with economical solutions for high volume production.
CNC Press Technology Characteristics & Benefits
Efficient Medium-High Volume Production
DSB Technologies is equipped to handle medium to high volumes of production with our extensive pressing and sintering capacity.
Undercut or cross hole features are possible with CNC press technology. DSB Technologies also offers dual material components to eliminate assemblies.
Medium Complexity Parts
Simple discs or ID and OD features can be produced with mechanical presses, while undercut features are possible with CNC press technology. Parts with 4 to 6 levels can be produced on DSB's CNC presses up to 800T.
DSB Technologies' 250,000 sq ft facility is equipped with hands-free robotic handling during pre- and post-sintering operations, in addition to secondary CNC stations.