23.10.2001 Pressing & Sintering

Ferritic Stainless Steel Powders for High Density Applications

EURO PM2001, in Nice, France. Author: Anders Bergkvist. Most new applications for sintered stainless steels depend on high sintered density. To achieve this with close tolerances, the manufacturing process depends on optimised powder properties and high green density. This means that the ability to fill the die uniformly and at the same time keep the compressibility high are important. In this experimental approach different lubrication systems have been evaluated to get high sintered density with good tolerances.