Examples of Metal Materials Used in Sintering

January 28, 2020

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 conductivity of the finished products.

Sintering is most effective in manufacturing solid metal materials. Luckily, there are a lot of compatible metal powders available for the sintering of solid mass of material. Each of these metal powders possesses unique properties that can benefit different industrial and commercial businesses.

Iron and Carbon Steels

F-0005 has a moderate strength property that can help create solid metal materials. R-000, on the other hand, is often used for light load and magnetic applications. Moderate load applications can benefit the use of F-0008. The addition of carbon for these materials significantly improves the strength of the sintered parts.

Iron-Copper and Copper Steels

Both FC-0208 and FC-0200 are applicable to use in medium strength load applications. If you want to produce iron bearings, then you must use FC-1000. The combination of copper and iron-carbon can improve the strength and hardness of the steel.

Iron-Nickel and Nickel Steels

Iron-nickel and nickel steel powders are very useful for heat treatable structural parts. They are also capable of resisting impact and any signs of tearing. The presence of nickel in a material significantly improves the strength, toughness, and hardness of the steel. FN-0405, FN-0208, and FN-0205 are among the choices for iron-nickel and nickel steels.

300 Series Stainless Steel

The SS-316 H possesses the best resistance to corrosion among the other 300 series stainless steel. On the other hand, SS-304 N1 has the highest strength. The best alloy for machining, however, is the SS-303 N1.

400 Series Stainless Steel

SS-410 L is often used for materials in soft magnetic applications. The SS-410L, SS-434L, and SS-430 L all possess excellent wear resistance. 

Low Alloy Steels

Low alloy steels such as FL-4605, FL-4205, and FL-4405 are useful in creating heat treatable structural parts. Materials out of low alloy steels also possess high strength and high wear properties. 

Sintered Hardened Steels

Materials out of sintered hardened steels like FLNC2-5208, FLC-4805, and FLNC-4408 have a high resistance to wear, closer tolerances, and high strength. They are often used for heat treatable structural parts. 

Diffusion Alloyed Steels

Metal sintering alloys like diffusion alloyed steels possess high strength and high wear resistance. They are often used in heat-treatable structural parts. Diffusion alloyed steels can be FD-0405, FD-0205, and FD-0408.

Copper Infiltrated Steels

Just like the previous steels, copper infiltrated steels exhibit high strength and high resistance to wear. Some examples of copper infiltrated steels include FX-2008, FX-1008, and FX-1005.

Copper and Copper Alloys

In sintered brass applications, CZ-2000 is recommended to use. CT-1000, on the other hand, is used in sintered bronze applications. If you want great conductivity property, then C-0000 is the best material to use. 

Soft Magnetic Alloys

For magnetic responses in DC magnets, soft magnetic alloys such as FS-0300, FY-4500, and FY-8000 are used. 

Sintering can be applied in various metal alloys. If you want to know more about this process, you can contact us now at PM Distributors. 

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