Australian Metal Powders Supplies (AMPS)

Metal powder applications

Here are some other applications our metal powders can be used for.

Powdered components
Powdered components

Unlike traditional fabrication techniques such as forging, casting and machining, iron powder is compacted under very high pressure in a die. The component is then sintered (heat-treated) to give it the requisite mechanical strength.

Products used are Iron powder.

Thermal surfacing
Thermal surfacing

A metal object can be surface coated to achieve high resistance to wear and corrosion. The powders are suited to powder welding, flame spraying, HVOF, PTA and laser cladding.

Products used are Hardfacing powders.


Metal powders can be added to resins or paints and applied to the surfaces of objects, to give them the appearance of being made of solid metal.

Products used are Aluminium, Brass, Bronze, Chromium, Copper, Glitters, Graphite, Iron powders, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Ti, Tungsten carbide and Zinc.

Hobby applications
Hobby applications

• Cold cast applications
• Sculptures

Products used are Copper, Bronze, Brass, Aluminium, Zinc, Tin, Graphite, Nickel, Stainless Steel and Zinc flake.

Decorative applications
Decorative applications

• Dusting
• Printing inks: Gravure, Flexo, Offset
• Screenprinting
• Coatings on paper or foil substrates

Products used are Aluminium and Bronze powders and pastes.

Paints and lacquers

• Industrial paints
• Decorative paints

Products used are Iron, Aluminium, Bronze, Copper, Nickel, Stainless Steel and Zinc flake.


• Component manufacturing for the automotive industry
• Powder metallurgy
• Metal injection molding
• Surface coatings
• Diamond tools
• Metallic fillers
• Toolmaking