ASCO Sintering wins 2015 Grand Prize from MPIF for Advanced Medical surgical device using planetary gear system.
Sam Moorman, Sales Engineer, ASCO Sintering, California, USA accepted a Grand Prize Award in the Medical/Dental Category of the 2015 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition. The MPIF award was given for a sinter-hardened steel planetary gear system, featuring a carrier with an integrated sun gear and three planetary gears. The miniature system is used in a single-use, portable, physician-operated surgical device. The part is an outstanding example of a PM medical application, unique in that it is not made of stainless steel nor fabricated through MIM. This results in reduced costs without compromising strength or precision and quality control performance of five sigma or greater. The advanced planetary gear mechanism are used in a surgical stapler and production runs are over 250000 parts per year.
Sam accepted the 2015 award at the POWDERMET2015 conference in San Diego, USA. ASCO consistently wins such awards and has won over 35 MPIF Design Excellence Part of the year awards since 1969.
More information on MPIF Design Excellence awards and material specifications on the progressive powder metallurgy solutions offered by ASCO Sintering manufacturing plant located in California, USA is available at www.ascosintering.com
Sam Moorman Telephone is (323) 725-3550 ext 127 and can be contacted via email at email@example.com or RFQ can be submitted at http://www.ascosintering.com/rfq.php
ASCO Sintering opens new metal sintering sales and engineering office in UK to service European Customers
ASCO Sintering announced the opening of new UK sales and engineering office to service European customers. Paul Edwards with over 25 years of experience in precision gauging is the European Sales Manager offering Advanced Powdered Metal sintering solutions to European companies.
For many years, low cost sintering suppliers have been unable to maintain the high quality and precision required in miniature planetary gear sintered parts. Furthermore European sintering specialists are restricted by capacity and unfavorable exchange rates.
ASCO which manufacturers in the USA high quality sintered solutions some using proprietary planetary gear technology can now effectively sell and service clients in Europe. ASCO specializes in custom complex, multi level, and miniature products from high quality powdered metallurgy materials that when required are capable of the hardness and tensile strength properties of a raw metal or alloy.
Mr Edwards had seen RFQs from European companies requiring high strength precision components to be used in applications such as medical devices, engines and transmissions, automotive & marine hardware, industrial machinery, sporting goods, military components, and firearms. He foresees that custom powdered metallurgy parts produced in the USA offers substantial cost saving compared to CNC machining or MIM solutions.
More information on MPIF Design Excellence awards and material specifications on the progressive powder metallurgy custom solutions offered by ASCO Sintering manufacturing plant located in California, USA is available at www.ascosintering.com.
Paul Edwards UK Telephone is (44) 7770977895 and can be contacted via email at pedwards@ASCOsintering.com or RFQ can be submitted at http://www.ascosintering.com/rfq.php
About ASCO Sintering Co.
ASCO based in Los Angeles, California, USA specializes in complex custom high quality powdered metal sintering solutions. ASCO uses advanced proprietary planetary gear technology that uses high strength material that results in final cost far below CNC machined or MIM solutions. The company is ISO 9001: 2008 certified; the parts conform to CE and ATEX standards.
ASCO is privately owned by its employees many of whom are Six Sigma trained and have years of engineering experience. ASCO is an industry leader achieving supplier quality levels greater than five sigma won over 35 design excellence part of the year awards since 1969 from MPIF, USA.
Production capabilities and services include tool design, a metallurgical laboratory, resin impregnation, vibratory de-burring, plating, destructive torque, tensile and compressive testing and resonant non-destructive testing. Industries served include medical, aerospace & defense, automotive, advanced lock hardware, computer, irrigation, marine, medical, military, and sporting goods.