GTB demonstrates the benefits of Powder Metallurgy at Subcon 2011

June 7, 2011

June 7, 2011


Because it is a net shape process powder

metallurgy can produce repeatable precision

components with the minimum of waste

GTB Components, the UK’s largest privately-owned powder metallurgy (PM) producer, is showing the benefits of PM as a net shape process at this year’s Subcon show in Birmingham, UK, 7-9 June.

Located in St Helens, GTB Components Ltd manufactures ferrous and stainless steel components for a global customer base that covers the automotive, building products, home and leisure industries.

“Why use powder metallurgy? Because it is a net shape process.  For the correct component there is no better process available to repeatably produce precision components with the absolute minimum of waste,” states James Corcoran, Financial Director of GTB Components.

GTB offers production from 35 compaction presses ranging in capacity from 6 to 350 tonnes, with a warm compaction capability to give increased density for improved physical properties. After compaction parts are sintered in one of eight furnaces – including high temperature and vacuum furnaces that allow parts to be produced to near full density for increased physical properties.

“To give customers fully finished components GTB complements this with in-house design and technical support, a comprehensive range of secondary operations including in-house shot blasting, resin impregnation, heat treatment, steam treatment, and high energy polishing. This is all underpinned by full inspection facilities,” stated Corcoran.   

Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

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