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A method of manufacturing a sintered compact is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of: (1A) producing a green body containing metal powder, for example, by means of metal injection molding (MIM); (2A) compacting the green body by pressing it preferably by means of an isostatic pressing (2A); (3A) debinding the compacted green body; and (4A) sintering the debinded green body to obtain a sintered compact. The green body compacting step may be carried out during or after the debinding step or during the debinding step. Further, a step for performing machine working on the green body may be included.