Soft magnetic materials for AC applications using powder metallurgy are widely used in motors, compressors and other rotating devices. Recent material and process developments have resulted in higher density components making PM more attractive over wrought materials. This market has become a large part of our current and future revenues.
Sintered iron powder and iron-phosphorus alloy powders compete favorably with low carbon steel for variety of applications. For applications that require higher resistivity and higher induction, iron-phosphorus alloys are extensively used. Shown is a sample representation of current soft magnetic parts manufactured by Innovative Sintered Metals.