2013-10-18 Pressing & Sintering

Improving Compaction Performance and Compact Quality Through Advanced Powder Mixes and Latest Press Technologies

In order to improve final product quality and reduce expensive machining operations, part-makers are striving to improve process robustness and reduce dimensional variations of compacted components. In addition, better flow and cavity-fill characteristics of advanced powder concepts, as well as the latest improvements in press technology and control systems, are pushing the limits of achievable tolerances to new levels. This paper describes the relevant aspects, contributions and possible improvements for improved compact quality.