20.6.2005 Pressing & Sintering

High Temperature Sintering, a Cost Effective Way to Future High Performance Materials

The development of high performance materials and more efficient production methods makes a changeover from traditional manufacturing methods both possible and profitable. High temperature sintering is one potentially effective processing technique to capture future applications demanding high performance of the material system. In this paper, an analysis comparing conventional belt furnace sintering at 2050°F to high temperature sintering at 2280°F is presented. The study covers a comparison of sintering costs for a P/M gear made of two different low alloyed steels. Static and dynamic properties of these materials achieved at these temperatures are discussed.