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ISBN: 9781604568523 - Powder Metallurgy Research Trends
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Powder Metallurgy Research Trends

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Lotte J. Smit

ISBN: 9781604568523
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc


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Powder metallurgy is a forming and fabrication technique consisting of three major processing stages. In powder metallurgy or ceramics it is possible to fabricate components which otherwise would decompose or disintegrate. This book provides research on this field from around the globe.

 

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Powder metallurgy is a forming and fabrication technique consisting of three major processing stages. First, the primary material is physically powdered, divided into many small individual particles. Next, the powder is injected into a mould or passed through a die to produce a weakly cohesive structure (via cold welding) very near the dimensions of the object ultimately to be manufactured. Finally, the end part is formed by applying pressure, high temperature, long setting times (during which self-welding occurs), or any combination thereof. In powder metallurgy or ceramics it is possible to fabricate components which otherwise would decompose or disintegrate. All considerations of solid-liquid phase changes can be ignored, so powder processes are more flexible than casting, extrusion, or forging techniques. Controllable characteristics of products prepared using various powder technologies include mechanical, magnetic, and other unconventional properties of such materials as porous solids, aggregates, and intermetallic compounds. This book provides new research on this field from around the globe.