Sintered Bronze Essentials

Sintered bronze components, also known as powdered metal bronze, play a vital role in many industries, offering unique properties and advantages over traditional manufacturing methods. At DBM, we specialize in providing a wide range of sintered bronze products, including standard-sized parts and custom-pressed components, to meet your specific needs.

Powdered Metal

Manufacturing Process:
Sintered bronze components are manufactured using a process that compresses finely powdered metal under high pressure and then sinters the compressed material by heating it without liquefying. During this process, the powdered metal is impregnated with oil, which gives the final product its self-lubricating properties. The result is a strong, precise, and self-lubricating component that offers excellent performance and longevity.

The oil impregnation process is a critical aspect of sintered bronze manufacturing. The oil is evenly distributed throughout the material, creating a reservoir of lubricant within the component. As the sintered bronze part is used, the oil is slowly released from the pores, providing continuous lubrication to the bearing surface. This self-lubricating property reduces friction and wear, extending the life of the component and improving its overall performance.

In addition to oil impregnation, the sintering process itself contributes to the superior durability and wear resistance of sintered bronze components. During sintering, the powdered metal particles bond together, creating a strong, dense material with excellent mechanical properties. The resulting components exhibit high strength, dimensional stability, and resistance to wear, making them ideal for demanding applications.

Standard Sized Sintered Bronze Components:
We offer a comprehensive selection of standard-sized sintered bronze bushings and components, including:

Each component type is available in various standard sizes to suit multiple applications. Please click the respective links to view the complete listing of available sizes for each component type.

These standard-sized sintered bronze components offer several advantages over traditional bronze bushings and washers. The oil impregnation process ensures consistent lubrication throughout the life of the component, reducing the need for frequent maintenance and lubrication. Additionally, the sintered bronze material provides excellent wear resistance, even under high loads and temperatures, ensuring reliable performance and extended service life.

In addition to our standard-sized components, we also offer oil-impregnated sintered bronze in various forms, including:

These options provide flexibility for customers who require custom-machined parts or have unique project requirements. Please click on the respective links to view the available sizes and specifications for each form of sintered bronze stock.

Custom-Pressed Sintered Bronze Components:
We offer custom-pressed sintered bronze components for customers with specific design needs. Our process involves pressing the oil-impregnated powdered metal into a mold tailored to your unique specifications, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal performance for your application.

The custom-pressing process begins with creating a mold based on your specifications. The oil-impregnated powdered metal is then carefully compressed into the mold under high pressure. After compression, the part undergoes sintering, where it is heated to a temperature just below the metal's melting point. This process bonds the powdered metal particles, resulting in a strong, precise, and self-lubricating component that meets your requirements.

By choosing custom-pressed sintered bronze components, you can benefit from:

  • Precise dimensions and tight tolerances
  • Complex geometries and intricate designs
  • Excellent strength and durability
  • Self-lubricating properties for improved performance and longevity

Custom-pressed sintered bronze components offer unmatched design flexibility, allowing you to create parts with complex shapes and features that would be difficult or impossible to achieve through traditional machining. This flexibility enables you to optimize your designs for specific applications, improving efficiency and performance.

Moreover, the self-lubricating properties of custom-pressed sintered bronze components make them an ideal choice for applications where external lubrication is impractical or undesirable. The oil impregnation ensures consistent lubrication throughout the life of the component, reducing wear and extending service life, even in challenging environments.

At Diversified Bronze & Manufacturing, Inc. we are committed to providing high-quality oil-impregnated sintered bronze components to meet your unique needs. Our sintered bronze products offer superior performance, durability, and self-lubricating properties, making them an excellent choice for a wide range of applications in various industries.

Whether you require standard-sized parts or custom-pressed components, our team of experts is ready to assist you. We understand the critical role that sintered bronze components play in your applications, and we are dedicated to delivering solutions that meet your expectations.

To discuss your project requirements or request a quote, please email us at sales@diversifiedbronze.com or call us at (888) 722-8260. Our knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to understand your needs and provide the best sintered bronze solutions for your application.