DSB Technologies is an end-to-end metals manufacturing partner, from powder to part.
We are a world leader in the production of metal components. Behind every part is a material that meets requirements and a manufacturing partner who drives results.
DSB Technologies partners with customers and metal powder manufacturers to meet material requirements based on specific application needs. We are innovating new material solutions for components made through conventional press and sinter, metal injection molding, and metal binder jetting processes.
A Metal Parts Solutions Provider with:
Conventional uniaxial die compaction, metal injection molding, and metal binder jetting all in one facility to support a broad range of part sizes and complexities.
A range of sintering furnaces - including batch and continuous - to allow for specific sintering based on material and application needs.
A team of manufacturing experts with metallurgy, sintering and operations experience to provide end-to-end development support.
A dedicated mission to broadening material availability in powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, and metal binder jetting.
Powder and Metal Materials
DSB Technologies combines a diverse range of advanced metal powders with its metallurgical expertise to manufacture custom metal components. To best achieve desired performance of a product, DSB Technologies partners with customers to identify powders, alloys and any custom development needed to meet material property requirements.
Common material groups are listed below. Material standards covering powder metal materials include MPIF Standard 35, ASTM B-783, ISO 5755, DIN 30910-4, and JIS Z2550.
Interested in custom development outside of standard grade materials? DSB Technologies can support you. Contact our team:
Ferritic Stainless Steels
Ferritic grades - including 409L, 410L, 430L, 430LCb, 434L, and 434LCb - provide the lowest cost stainless steel options for corrosion resistance. Applications that use these grades include automotive exhaust system flanges, hot exhaust gas oxygen sensor bosses, antilock brake sensor rings, and mirror mounts.
Low Alloy Chromium Steels
The availability of dry hydrogen and nitrogen atmospheres and high temperature sintering, coupled with the need for reducing alloying costs, makes chromium-steel alloys ideal for many high-performance applications. The alloys provide a good balance of strength, toughness, ductility, and machinability.
Engineered Porosity (EP) Grades
In applications such as filters, breathers, sound attenuators and flame arrestors, control of the size, shape and distribution of the porosity is the critical. Where corrosion resistance is required along with high strength and/or high operating temperature, powder metal (PM) stainless steel and nickel-based alloys can provide the most cost-effective solution.
Duplex Stainless Steels
The mixed ferritic-martensitic structure of 409LNi provides better strength and hardness compared to straight ferritic materials and better sinterability and ductility compared to martensitic alloys. The mixed austenitic-ferritic alloys provide higher strength compared to straight powdered alloys while maintaining good corrosion resistance.
Austenitic Stainless Steels
Austenitic grades - including 303L, 304L, 304N, 304LSi, 309L, 316L, 316N, and 316LSi - provide better corrosion resistance compared to ferritic stainless steels.
Martensitic Stainless Steels
Martensitic grades - including 410, 420, and 440C - provide higher strength and hardness compared to either ferritic or austenitic grades.
Carbon, Copper and Nickel Steels
The iron-carbon, iron-copper, and iron-nickel steels are the “workhorse” alloys of the powder metal sintering industry. Designed for light to moderate loading, they are economical to process due to their ease of machinability, ease with which they may be pressed to moderately high densities, and their ability to be sintered effectively in a variety of atmospheres.
Low Alloy Molybdenum-Nickel Steels
The addition of molybdenum, nickel, and copper to iron improves the hardenability of steel. These nickel-steel alloys are amenable to sintering in a number of different atmospheres due to the ease with which the oxides of these elements can be reduced, resulting in their preeminent position in powdered metal alloys for higher strength steel.
Soft Magnetic Alloys
Sintered powder metal soft magnetic alloys - including Iron-Phosphorus, Iron-Silicon, and Iron-Nickel - are found in applications like tone wheels, relays, cores, sensor probe, armatures, solenoid components, and pole pieces. Magnetic properties benefit from high temperature sintering (HTS) above 2200 F (1200 C) in hydrogen, as compared to the standard PM sintering process (STS) in metal mesh belt furnaces at nominally 2050 F (1120 C).
The powder metal process is flexible in its ability to provide custom material solutions. DSB Technologies has the expertise to develop tailored material chemistry and properties to meet specific application requirements and customer needs, like full density tool steels for high wear applications.