|evaluate raw materials for purity levels|
|weigh and wet mix materials|
|mill and classify powder|
The process of manufacturing iron powder is made up of
4 basic steps : powder preparation , forming , curing,
and finishing. At TSC Pyroferric raw materials are
evaluated for purity levels. After the materials are accepted
they are weighed and wet mixed. The powder is further
processed to make ready for the pressing operation.
|(press into "green" cores)|
|low temperature cure|
The prepared iron powder is then formed into
"green" cores , using mechanical presses. The cores are
then low-temperature cured to set-up the organic binders.
|(tumble , machine , coat , etc.)|
|audit to insure all parts meet|
|the customers requirements|
on the core configuration and customer
requirements, the cores go through finishing processes.
This can include tumbling , machining , coating , etc.
Examples : some sleeves are centerless ground to
obtain the desired OD , toroids are tumbled and
coated , and threaded cores are ground with threads.
Throughout the manufacturing process , the cores are
tested for quality
pack and ship
Finally the cores are tested electrically ,
dimensional and visual conformance and packed
to be shipped to our customers.