Metal Powder Products (MPP) headquartered in Westfield, Indiana, USA, has announced the recent installation of additional powder compacting presses and furnaces at its PM plants in the St. Marys area of Pennsylvania, USA.
Having already added Alpha 250 ton and Gasbarre 30 ton powder presses at its Ridgway plant late last year, MPP recently announced that it has added a 400 ton Gasbarre powder press at its Ford Road plant in St. Marys.
The investment in the new presses was required to increase capacity for contracts for newly tooled business, stated Jesse Azzatoi, General Manager of MPP’s St Marys operations. The installation of the 400 ton press adds to the high tonnage capability (up to 900 tons) at MPP.
MPP also recently installed a 30 in. high capacity Abbott sintering furnace at its Washington Street facility in St Marys in order to increase capacity for new orders received over the past year.
The company was recently recognised in Wards Automotive as one of the key suppliers to the ten best automotive engines for 2012. Two of the winners were Chrysler’s 3.6L Pentastar, which is used in various applications, and Ford’s 5.8L supercharged V-8 powering the Shelby GT500 Mustang. Metal Powder Products (MPP) supplies powder metal aluminum powertrain parts for both engines. Included are PM camshaft bearing caps which have been in production at the Washington Street plant since late 1992. Since that time MPP has produced more than 45 million cam caps from PM aluminium.