Common Uses for Powdered Metals

If you are debating the best form or metal to use for your manufacturing business, you may be surprised to learn that powdered metals have just as many uses as their metal alloy counterparts. In fact, adding a powdered metal to your master alloy can increase certain desirable properties and decrease certain undesirable properties.

Our Powdered Metals and Their Common Uses

Powdered metals are extremely versatile and result in less waste when they are used to manufacture certain parts and as coatings for other metals. Our most popular powdered metals include red and black cupric oxide, nickel, aluminum, tin and copper.

  • Aluminum Powder – Aluminum powder is incredibly versatile. Its flammable properties make it ideal for fireworks and pyrotechnics. It is used for the creation of metallic paints, and it is used in the manufacturing of solar cells in the green energy sector.
  • Bismuth Powder – Bismuth powder is often used in the creation of alloys, including steel, aluminum and copper alloys, and it can be used as a replacement for lead when manufacturing radiation shielding products. It is also used for the production of batteries and in the creation of welding rods.
  • Cadmium Oxide Powder – Cadmium oxide powder is often used to create silver alloys and for glazes used on ceramics and for plating steel. It’s also a popular choice when it comes to manufacturing transparent conductors, semiconductors and nickel-cadmium batteries.
  • Granular Copper – Granular copper is most commonly used to make self-lubricating bearings, but it is also used in injection molding, in manufacturing friction components and lubricants and for certain types of coatings.
  • Iron Powder – Iron powder is used in numerous industries from machining filtration. Common uses of iron powder include the making of magnetics and magnetic products, printing, fortifying iron and creating friction products, like brake pads. It can also be used in the welding industry and for surface coating. It can even be used to create certain types of dyes and stains.
  • Manganese Powder – Manganese powder is most often used in the steel and iron industries to create alloys for the manufacturing of tools and machinery. The steel and iron alloys are often used to create car parts and materials for the construction industry.
  • Nickel Powder – Nickel powder is combined with other metals, including steel and iron, in applications where corrosion resistance is a must, like in the marine industry.
  • Red and Black Cupric Oxide – These powdered metals are formed by combining copper oxides with copper. They are most commonly used for wood treatment and as pigments in glazes and ceramics.
  • Tin Powder – M and SW grade tin powders are primarily used in spray-on applications for corrosion resistance. It is also used in the manufacturing of high-powered magnets and self-lubricating bearings.
  • Zinc Powder – Zinc powder is incredibly versatile. It can be used to manufacture galvanized steel and to create brass. It is also used in certain types of paints and for precision die casting as well as for plating other types of metals.

Ordering the Powdered and Metals You Need for Your Parts and Products

Here at Belmont Metals in Brooklyn, we’ve been supplying high-quality powdered metals since 1896, and our warehouse now boasts more than 80,000 square feet. This means that we have the space and capacity to manufacturer the highest quality metals in small or large quantities. If you need a specialty metal or a nonferrous metal with certain properties, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

To order powdered metals from Belmont Metals in Brooklyn, call us at 718-342-4900.