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ASCO Sintering Co.
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Benefit: Increased Component Complexity, Weight Saving
Main Forming Process: Conventional Processing
End Use Sector: Medical
Material: Stainless Steel


This part is an example of a finely detailed medical part produced by conventional PM and not MIM. This part has a slot that measures 0.5mm x 2.5mm making the part extremely delicate in the green state. It has 74 teeth and is more than 52mm long with a minimal cross section nearest the slot of 1.29 square mm per side. All of this in a part that weighs just 1.6 grams.

Component Specification

Weight (g): 1.6
Density (g/cm3): 6.5
Tensile Strength (MPa): 280
Yield Strength (MPa): 230
Elongation (% strain): 1
Hardness (HRB): 59

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