ME364_PM_overview - manufacturing process. P/M parts can be...

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CHAPTER CONTENTS 37 POWDER METALLURGY 3 3.1 Overview of Powder Metallurgy DeFnitions Applications Limitations 3.2 Engineering Powders ClassiFcation of powders Particle’s Properties Production of Metallic Powders 3.3 Powder Metallurgy Process Overview Blending and Mixing Compaction Sintering ±inishing Operations 3.4 Design Considerations in Powder Metallurgy 3.1 OVERVIEW O± POWDER METALLURGY Defnitions Powder Metallurgy (P/M) is a processing technology in which parts are produced by compacting and sintering metallic and/or nonmetallic powders. Therefore, P/M is a typical example of an additive
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Unformatted text preview: manufacturing process. P/M parts can be mass produced to net shape or near net shape , eliminating or reducing the need for subsequent machining. A collection of powder metallurgy parts Although parts as large as 20 kg can be produced by P/M, most products are less than 2 kg. The largest tonnage of metals for P/M is steel and alloys of aluminum. Other P/M materials are copper, nickel, tungsten, ceramic materials, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 364 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Eastern Mennonite University.

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