Eliminates or minimizes machining by producing parts at, or close to, final dimensions.
Eliminates or minimizes scrap losses by typically using more than 97% of the starting raw material in the finished part.
Permits a wide variety of alloy systems.
Produces good surface finishes.
Provides materials that may be heat-treated for increased strength or wear resistance.
Provides controlled porosity for self-lubrication or filtration.
Facilitates manufacture of complex or unique shapes that would be impractical or impossible with other metalworking processes.
Is suited to moderate to high volume component production requirements.
Offers long-term performance reliability in critical applications.