Metal Powder Products Company<br />MPP, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, in business for over 50 years, draws on the specialized P/M technologies and manufacturing capabilities of its four operating units within the NAFTA region to provide custom-engineered P/M solutions to customers in a wide variety of industries.<br />
MPP’s Strategy<br />MPP is the premier manufacturer of P/M aluminum parts in the world<br />Continued strategy of growing business by expanding technology and manufacturing bases<br />
Company Profile<br /><ul><li> Metal Powder Products
Material Formulation<br />We are experts in P/M material technology, including the development, selection, and blending of a wide variety of standard and custom P/M materials and alloys, such as:<br />Copper, Bronze, & Brass alloys<br />Soft magnetic materials<br />Aluminum<br />Stainless steel<br />Tool steel<br />Specialty alloys, High strength alloys<br />
Secondary Operations<br />Most parts are formed to net shape and require no secondary machining, however, MPP can perform a variety of secondary operation such as:<br />Milling<br />Turning<br />Drilling<br />Tapping<br />Threading<br />Honing<br />Grinding<br />Hard Turning<br />Oil Impregnation<br />Heat Treating<br />Sizing, Coining & Repressing<br />
Quality and Manufacturing Strategy <br />Each plant is registered as TS 16949 or ISO 9002<br />Six sigma capabilities<br />Utilize statistical techniques for enhanced process control<br />Continuous quality improvement<br />Flow-line and cell manufacturing for high volume production<br />Full service engineering, metallurgical and inspection capabilities<br />
Full-Service Design and Engineering<br />MPIF Grand Prize Part-of –the-Year Awards in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007<br />Numerous additional MPIF Part-of-the-Year Design Awards <br />3D Modeling<br />Finite Element Analysis<br />Technical Center in Indianapolis<br />
Pro Engineering </li></li></ul><li>MPP Technical Initiatives<br />Aluminum Structural Parts<br />Soft magnetics<br />Welding/Joining of P/M Parts<br />Surface Densification<br />High Density Materials<br />High Temperature Sintering<br />Sinter Hardening<br />
Aluminum History<br />Making PM aluminum since 1973.<br />Launched Automotive components in 1991. <br />Premier producer of PM aluminum parts in the world.<br />Part of the Year Grand Prize (2006).<br />
New Aluminum Development<br /><ul><li>Customer-driven developments in both automotive and non-automotive markets.
Enhanced material properties through thermal treatment and alloy development.
Secondary processes including coating, machining, and anodizing.
Lightweight, non-corrosive products.</li></li></ul><li>Aluminum Production<br />One Division focused on PM aluminum. <br />Fully integrated with automation and latest robotic technology.<br />In-line RUS defect detecting.<br />Strict quality control procedures, including chemical, mechanical and physical checks.<br />
Stainless Steel<br /><ul><li>High temperature sintering
elevated temperatures</li></li></ul><li>Multilayer PM Composites<br />A combination of application-specific materials in a single part<br />Production for magnetic/non- magnetic rings for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.<br />Bimetallic steering application <br />Combined wear surface and mechanical strength backing composite under development.<br />
MPP Gear Rolling Technology<br /><ul><li>High surface density
AGMA levels greater </li></ul> than 8<br /><ul><li>Improved performance
Densification at the</li></ul>tooth surface<br />
Welding/Joining Technology<br />Sinter bonding, and brazing, enables complex components to be joined. This 3-piece product for a pump application won the MPIF Grand Prize for design in 2000.<br />Successfully join P/M and wrought parts by welding - differential case and lock components shown.<br />