Mongolian powder metallurgy plant is expected to compete in world markets

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Mongolia has built its first-ever European high-tech metal powder plant, with an annual capacity of 3,000 tons of powders
of copper, brass, bronze, tin, and other metals.

The plant was built by Steppe Metal Powder LLC in cooperation with Mongolian engineers and technicians and German experts.

The powder metallurgy plant is expected to export its products to countries and regions in high demand for metal powders, such as China, South
Korea, Japan, India, and the European Union.

Plant’s Technology Manager M.Chinbayar said the factory becomes an advanced technology that can be used in any field, adding that any type of
metal can be ground using atomization technology.

Its Executive Director Askhar Bakyei said the factory, which started operation last month, April, faces temporary challenges in logistics.

He said through powder metallurgy and 3D printing, metal powder can be used to produce high-end parts for automotive and industrial equipment.

Since its opening, Stepp Metal Powder plant has worked with companies interested in producing automotive parts and components in Mongolia,
particularly brake pads, according to Ashar.

The executive director said they focus on quality products to meet the requirements of international markets, using LME (London Metal
Exchange) Grade A copper cathodes as feed.

“It seems that we have paved the way for in-country industrial capacity for many modern metallurgical processes, such as hot isostatic pressing, metal injection molding, and additive manufacturing,” he added.

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