An Overview on the Properties and Testing of Metal Powders

The main purpose of powder testing is to ensure that the powder is suitable for subsequent processing. The basic properties or characteristics of powder are chemical composition and purity, particle size and its distribution, particle shape, particle porosity and particle microstructure. The secondary properties or characteristics are specific surface, apparent density, tap density, flow rate, […]

A Quick Review on Powder Injection Moulding

Powder metallurgy is a process where fine powdered materials are pressed into a desired shape or form and then heated or sintered in a controlled atmosphere to form the final product. To date, numerous alternative processes have been deployed under powder metallurgy. One of them is the powder injection moulding process. What is the origin […]

Advantages of Powder Metallurgy Over Die Casting

To date, there are two popular options in creating metallic parts and materials. One of the options is powder metallurgy. It is a metal-forming technology that uses powders as raw materials. These materials are formed into a determined space and dimensions and then sintered at high temperature. The process powder metallurgy can significantly decrease the […]

Common Powder Metallurgy Parts and Their Markets

Different manufacturers have been producing numerous metal parts and components out of powder metallurgy processes. Powder metallurgy is a technique that involves the compression of elemental metallic powder into the desired shape. Consequently, the compressed metallic powder is then heated at a temperature below its melting point. The parts out of powder metallurgy can fall […]

Examples of Metal Materials Used in Sintering

There are a lot of ways of creating metal parts without going through the melting process. One of them is sintering which involves the process of compacting and forming a solid mass of material by heat or pressure. Manufacturers practice sintering as it can reduce porosity and enhance properties like strength, electrical conductivity, and thermal […]

Tooling Do’s and Don’ts in Powder Metallurgy Design Considerations

Considering the detail-oriented nature of this process, how likely is it that such a premium quality fabrication technique could be maintained if the Powder Metallurgy tools used here didn’t have equally outstanding build qualities? Like a supercomputer that was inputting rubbish and kicking out more rubbish, second-rate PM tools could only ever manufacture second-rate sintered […]

Advantages of Vacuum Sintering

Vacuum sintering adds atmosphere-less processing to a powder metallurgy equipment line. Basically, there’s a pump to remove air from the sintering chamber. Outgassing binders are next. They’re removed from the compacted Green part before the powdered material is exposed to coalescing heat. Free of process chemicals and oxidizing gasses, the operation acquires a super-clean particle […]