Calculation of Sintering Temperature? How is it done?

Sintering technology is ruled by complex engineering equations. There are holding temperatures and material characteristics to regulate, plus a slew of phase transforming processes to regulate. Simply put, there are recipes to follow, and those recipes contain a whole lot of mathematically controlled elements. Nothing is left to chance. Of those many processing variables, sintering […]

What is Infiltration of Powdered Metals?

Imagine the powder metallurgical process as a series of illustrated steps. The powders and additives mix, then they’re formed and sintered. The process is clearly marked out in the various illustrations. Adding another illustrated block to the process, infiltration action strengthens powder metal components. Basically, the technique adds a second metal to the part, and […]

What are Powdered Metal Parts?

There’s a tendency to put self-lubricating bearings in their own applications spotlight. Alternatively, given the chance, curious would-be engineers should try giving other powdered metal parts their chance to shine. Granted, bearing technology owes a lot to powder metallurgy, but there is a whole other range of equally capable powder-fabricated products, all of which use […]

How Powdered Metals Convert for the Strength You Need

Historically speaking, powdered metals are recognized as moderately strong materials. They form relatively hard bearings and other self-lubricating items. By heat treating sintered metal parts, they become even tougher. In point of fact, the sintering process uses thermal energy and pressure, so some heat treated hardenability is applied during the production phase. Okay, this strength-conversion […]

Sintered Bronze Bearing Material Properties

Based on powder metallurgy technology, sintered bronze bearings deliver a very familiar feature. That opening sentence is, of course, referring to the material’s porous build. Friction counteracting lubricants are stored inside the metal’s tiny chambers. Okay, so this general property gets mentioned in every article, because that’s what the bearings do best, but there’s more […]

What Makes Powder Metal an Effective Catalyst versus Solid Metals?

Processing plants use catalysts to trigger active chemical reactions. The material makeup of this substance makes it possible for previously unsustainable compound alterations to take place. Alternatively, catalysts accelerate existing chemical reactions. Once upon a time, as all stories begin, solid metals were used to facilitate such processes. They transformed compounds, acted as oxidisers, and […]