Means to Lift Mechanical Properties to the Next Level, Enabling New Challenging Applications
Distaloy AQ is a rather new material suitable for heat treatments, whereas the new Astaloy CrA and Astaloy CrM are materials suited for sinter hardening. By combining these with warm compaction, mechanical properties can be lifted to the next level, due to increased density and improved pore morphology. This has a positive effect on all mechanical properties, especially properties such as impact energy and fatigue strength. These improved properties open up further potential to convert, challenging conventionally produced parts, such as helical gears and connecting rods to PM-technology.