About Sintered Metals

With more than 65 years of combined technical powder metal expertise

Industries Served

Innovative Sintered Metals is a fully diversified component fabricator serving the 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. One key niche is stainless steel components for automotive, architectural hardware, locks, and pump industries. Stainless production represents roughly 15% of the company’s sales.


ISM produces soft magnetic and structural components from stainless steel and iron base materials. Our philosophy is to listen closely and understand our customers’ needs. We react quickly and efficiently when entrusted with your confidence as a supplier.

We believe that early communication with our customers is an essential part of a successful product design and production launch. Our sales and engineering professionals take the time to understand your application thus making informed recommendations on part design, material and process selection.


We are certified to the IATF 16949:2016 standard. 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

Combining our powder metal knowledge with your product expertise assures the most cost effective, quality powder metal part.

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 is excellent. Our employees make the difference and are our biggest asset.

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.


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.

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