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Heat treatments


Sintering is a powder metallurgy thermal process which results in consolidation of the materials. This consolidation yields mechanical characteristics comparable to those of conventional metal materials.

Sinter hardening is a heat treatment which further stabilises and compacts the sintered material, thus obtaining very high mechanical specifications.


  • no need for subsequent heat treatment;
  • the reduced drasticity of the hardening fluid reduces deformation and improves dimensional control;
  • sinter hardened parts do not need to be washed prior to finishing (galvanic treatment, etc.).
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