What do you think of when I say the word, Change? No, I’m not talking about what the clerk hands you after purchasing your morning coffee. I’m talking about the act or instance of making or becoming different. How many of you fear it? How many of you embrace it? “That’s the way we’ve always done it” I’ve heard that all too often. John F. Kennedy said “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”. I know what you're thinking, easier said than done, right? Changing before your competition, thinking forward, and trying new things puts you ahead of the curve. Converting your production line components to Powdered Metal (PM) could be a big advantage for your business. Without Change, we cannot improve.
PM offers a laundry list of advantages over other metalworking industries including high volume production, reduced scrap loss, shorter lead times, added part strength, minimal secondary operations, and net-shape capabilities just to name a few. Where machining is too costly for multiple parts and the amount of scrap produced is high, the powdered metal industry prides itself as being the most economical choice over other metalworking industries. Check out a few case studies here Depending on the geometry, size of the part, what the part is made of, etc., a powdered metal producer can then determine if PM is a good fit for you.
Like I mentioned in my last blog post, "What Are the Right Powdered Metal Parts For Me" The powdered metal trade is a very popular and demanding industry. The amount of PM parts throughout the world today is enormous! The amount of flexibility and savings that PM can offer over other metalworking industries is why more businesses are converting over to the PM industry and you should too.