Eliminate or reduce processing.
Eliminate or reduce chip loss.
Maintain tolerances close to standard dimensions.
Various alloy systems are widely available.
There is a better surface clarity.
The material can be heat treated to increase strength and wear resistance.
Controlled pores are provided for self-lubrication or filtration.
Used to make complex or unique shapes that cannot be manufactured by other processing methods.
Suitable for a large number of component manufacturing needs.
Provide long-term performance reliability for critical applications.