26.11.2001 Pressing & Sintering

Dimensional Consistency of Powder Components

The International Latin American Conference on Powder Technology in Florianópolis, Brazil 2001. Author: Olle Thornblad. The dimensional tolerance is a very important factor for manufacturing of powder compo-nents. It is essential to consider this point already as the first step of the calculation/quotation process. By choosing a composition of the mix that is designed to be the least sensitive to segregation in handling of the powder as well as variations in pressing and sintering, a lot of worry can be avoided at the end of the process. Also small modifications of the production line give large effects on the stability of the end product and important cost savings.