Press and sintering of titanium
Titanium based alloys show very high strength to density ratio, and could be the choice of material for a wide range of applications. By practicing press and sintering for production of Ti components, high materials utilization can be assured, and at the same time costly machining operations can be limited. Difficulties in processing and high cost for powders have been limiting factors for progress, but recent development indicates good possibilities on cost effective use of TiH2 powder in the press and sintering segment. In this paper, influence of processing parameters and powder properties on final sintered component properties are discussed.