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Powder Metal Industry Markets We Serve

Unlimited Opportunities

Keystone would not be the strong company it is today without our longstanding, trusted relationships with some of the world's most forward-thinking automobile manufacturers, the largest partner in powdered metal manufacturing. Carmakers recognized the potential of the technology, became a champion of progress in the field, and now find the process indispensable for some of their most critical systems.

Automotive Applications:

  • Assembled carriers
  • Clutch components and assembled one-way clutches
  • Parking gears
  • Engine timing sprockets
  • Powder forged pinion and helical pinion gears
  • Transmission gears and sprockets
  • Sensor wheels
  • Clutch plates
  • Valve seat inserts

Outside the automotive sphere, other markets continue to discover the advantages of powdered metal over their traditional manufacturing processes. We actively seek out and support conversions for these markets, looking to innovate side by side. The benefits of our forming and finishing capabilities, extensive knowledge, and personal approach are not exclusive to any industrial sector or geographical region.

Appliance Applications:

  • Self-lubricating bearings
  • Fine pitch gears
  • Transmission gears and sprockets
  • Structural components

Outdoor Power Equipment Applications:

  • Bevel gears, spur gears, and sprockets
  • Hedge trimmer and string trimmer gears and bearings
  • Transaxle gears and bushings
  • Power hand tool carriers and gears
  • Races

Industrial Production Applications:

  • Assemblies
  • Hi-PV bearings
  • HVAC fan and blower components
  • Powder forged helical gears

Our 118,000 sq. ft. Cherryville, NC plant is equipped with smaller capacity powder metal presses (12–200 ton) and specifically aligned to serve the needs of many of our non-automotive customers. Our sales force is prepared to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and suggest opportunities to move your product technology forward.

Are you part of one of the markets that can benefit most from powder metal? Reach out and let us contribute to the next phase of your success.