Additive Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, involves building components in layers directly from 3D CAD data without the need for complex and costly tools and with minimal waste material. Additive manufacturing provides an opportunity to mass produce end-user products.
Brazing: High temperature brazing is a joining process carried out under vacuum or in a controlled (reducing) atmosphere with a brazing temperature above 900°C. When brazing, the filler metal melts and is drawn by capillarity force while molten into the thin space between the base materials (not melted) that are to be joined. When cooled a strong and leak free metallurgical bond is created.
Brazing applications are found in automotive, industrial and tool industries where high demand on strength, fatigue, corrosion and oxidation resistance are present. Application examples are EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) coolers used in diesel engines to limit the amount of oxygen in the cylinder as well as heat exchangers.
Chemical and Metallurgical: Iron powder can be used in several chemical and metallurgical processes from the production of aluminum foil to magnetic paints. They also play a role in the recycling of industrial chemicals and are utilized in steel plants and the pharmaceutical industry.
Electric Drive System: The electric drive system is a high-performance and robust solution for pedelecs and e-bikes powered by a transverse flux motor that provides an outstanding hill-climbing ability. The intrinsic system designs minimize the risk of damage and failure, without affecting the smoothness and silent acceleration in all kinds of driving environments.
Forensics: Used by CSI and other agencies for finger printing purposes.
Friction: Friction materials are utilized in the braking
systems of automobiles, commercial vehicles, aircraft, motorcycles, trains and off-road vehicles and in other industrial applications. In simple terms, these materials help stop vehicles as a part of the brake pad or drum brake lining. For braking applications, knowledge and materials make the difference between squawks and squeals and smooth stopping. Iron powder offers an excellent combination of durability and cost in semi-metallic brake pads and sintered friction formulations.
Inductor Cores: Plays a key role in inductor components.
Iron Fortification: As a dietary supplement intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities.
Printing: Carrier cores are used to transport toners as part of the electrophotographic process employed in full color printers, black and white printers and copying machines. Carrier core products are developed to gain better performance and cost-effectiveness from the developer, without harming the environment.
Sintered Products: Sintered components offer design freedom, almost 100% material utilisation, fewer process steps and less machining. Moreover, they can be made from tailored materials serving specific purposes and with a design that would be impractical or impossible for other manufacturing technologies. Over 40 million sintered components are produced every day for use in numerous applications including vehicles, power tools and other goods.
Surface Coating: For strengthening surfaces.
Welding: It is a well-known fact that additions of iron powder to covered electrode coatings contribute to improved welding characteristics. Additions of high-purity iron powders in welding electrodes also have a positive effect on final weld quality.