Phoenix Sintered Metals expands capabilities with addition of 825 ton Cincinnati press

October 20, 2010

Phoenix Sintered Metals, Inc. recently took delivery of a new 825 ton powder metallurgy press. Located in Brockway, PA, USA, Phoenix Sintered Metals manufacture powdered metal components, specialising in the production of high strength and high density structural parts.

As reported by the Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence (KCOE), the purchase of the new Cincinnati press is the largest ever press to be utilised at the site. Phoenix will be following this with the addition of a large electric sintering furnace that will be automated to the press.

According to Steve Leuschel, Phoenix Sintered Metal’s Chief Operating Office and General Manager, “We are able to offer outstanding service to our customers because of the tremendous commitment we have from our employees, our management team and our owners here in Brockway;  the Varischetti family. Our President, Peter Varischetti and his family are devoted to the success of Phoenix and to the success of the entire community. This new equipment will increase our capabilities so we can continue to create new jobs for our area.”

Blaine Stebick, Phoenix’s Vice President of Engineering added, “A machine of this type, a Cincinnati Rigid Reflex, has been the work horse of the PM industry for decades and it is very exciting to have its dependability and production capability as part of our equipment base.”

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