Reading Alloys and SMP Eighty Four, two of the six metallurgical businesses comprising AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA, will promote their full range of metal powders at the 5th International Conference on Powder Metallurgy in Asia (APMA 2019), to be held at the JW Marriot Hotel in Pune, India, from February 18-21, 2019, hosted by the Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI).
As a manufacturer and global supplier of water and gas atomised metal powders, high-purity titanium powders and high-quality master alloys, AMETEK SMP is serving the fast-developing Indian market across the spectrum of applications– thermal spray, Metal Injection Mouding and sintered metal filter powders. Those industries supported include automotive, aerospace, medical, and oil and gas.
SMP Eighty Four, a specialist in stainless steel high alloyed powders, manufactures unique advanced alloys that can be customised to meet the specific, demands of its customers. Its structural powders are typically used in a variety of manufacturing processes, including metal Additive Manufacturing and Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) as well as press and sinter Powder Metallurgy (PM), Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP), Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) and roll compaction, and has stated that it is experiencing strong demand from India’s automotive industry for its 409L and 434L as well as 304L and 316L alloy powders, which are used in the manufacture of the stainless steel exhaust systems required to meet stricter emissions systems.
Reading Alloys produces titanium powders and gas atomised powders. Its continuous development of titanium powders has enabled the company to expand into new markets, such as coating powders for orthopaedic medical devices and advanced electronics. An extensive range of master alloys is also produced by Reading Alloys, including vanadium, molybdenum, chrome and niobium alloys. As key raw materials in the production of titanium, these products are used in critical aerospace, defence and medical applications.
AMETEK SMP has made increasing investments in India in recent years and employs an expanding team of direct staff in the country, supported by a network of agents and stockists for its wide-ranging powder business. A division of AMETEK, Inc., SMP comprises six manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA: Reading Alloys, AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, Fine Tubes, Superior Tube, Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford.