My brother in law recently needed some help with sifting equipment for new projects at work. See, he is the manager of the big factory in town, and his bosses over at corporate were going to start some new projects in the factory that required some help with powdered metal, since they would be dealing with new fabrication processes.
Apparently, powder processing, which utilizes sifting equipment like a sifter machine or particle size distribution services, is an integral part in the fabrication of ceramic pieces with specific microstructural futures. Rather than shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars on sifting equipment for these projects, he went and outsourced them.
I had no idea that