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About Innovative Sintered Metals

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Innovative Sintered Metals is a fully diversified organization serving automotive, medical, electrical, pump, appliance, and lock industries.


We established an immediate strategy to carve out niche markets where we would become specialists in a given product line or process. Our largest niche is the production of stainless steel components for automotive, architectural hardware, locks, and pump industries. Stainless production represents more than 40% of the company's sales.



Compression Limiters for the Plastic Mold Industry

Innovative Sintered specializes in compression limiters used by plastic molders. Examples are: housings; impellor inserts; and bearings all made from stainless powdered metal or plated iron materials.

metal compression limiters



We provide our customers with superior value. Our overhead is kept low without compromising quality, technical support, or customer service. We do not have to support a large corporate staff. Our managing partners are the owners. When spending capital dollars we only buy when there is a direct benefit to our customers, employees, and shareholders.



Our technical staff has extensive knowledge in the powdered metal parts making industry and continues to improve their skills through industry education programs and internal continuous improvement. The managing ownership of the company has more than 65 years of combined technical powdered metal expertise. Click here for more information on our Engineering capabilities.



We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and will be certified to the TS-16949 standard in November 2012. Innovative prides itself in our flexibility to alter and/or implement systems specific to a customer or industry. Within our quality lab we perform:

  • Capability studies
  • First article inspections, PPAP
  • Raw material testing
  • In-process SPC charting
  • Programmable gear tracing capability
  • Final inspections and dock audits

Click here for more information on our Quality Control.


Our Beginnings

Innovative Sintered Metals Inc. was founded in 1997 by Mr. Jay Draper, former president of Ridgway Powdered Metals and the former American Powdered Metals, a subsidiary of Alcoa.


Guiding Principles

Our organization strives by offering superb value to our customers, stockholders, and employees. The guiding principle throughout our organization is providing the utmost respect for every individual, customer, and supplier. We are an active and responsible participant in the community.



We are strategically located in western Pennsylvania, the Powder Metal capital of the world. The technical skills and work ethics of the area workforce are excellent. Our employees make the difference and are our biggest asset.



We are located in the Allegheny Mountain range of Northwestern Pennsylvania along Route 255, which is a major north/south thoroughfare on the north side of interstate 80. We enjoy a local airport for corporate aircraft as well as 2 commercial airports located within 30 miles of St. Marys. Click here for Google Map directions.


Customer Service

Our goal is to provide unsurpassed service to our customers. Our ability to be infinitely flexible and responsive to our customers needs is what separates us from our competitors.


Value-added Services

Innovative offers our customers value beyond the single component. In many instances we can save our customers time and money by providing sub-assemblies.


Continuous Improvement

Our design and engineering staff will help you from your initial design concepts through the production life of the program. We work diligently with our customers' engineers to improve current parts with the idea of always becoming more competitive. Our processes, whether production or administrative, must continue to evolve in order to keep jobs and opportunities in the United States.