Effect of Mass and Geometry on the Performance of Different PM Steels after Sinter-Hardening
Sinter hardening has developed into a highly cost-effective method for the production of through hardened powder metallurgy (PM) components without the need for additional heat treatments. Over the last years, advances have been made in sinter-hardening materials, processing and with furnaces. Gas quenching can be realized when the cooling zone, directly added to the sintering furnace is prepared with the controlled cooling gas. The performance of the PM component is not only affected by the material and the process, but also by its mass and geometry. In this paper, the effect of mass and geometry on the performance of different PM components in different materials will be studied.