Powder metallurgy is a generic term that covers a range of processes for manufacturing metallic components from metal powders usually by first forming a dimensionally stable compact and then SinteringSintering is a production process for forming a mechanically strong body out of a ceramic or metallic powder. sintering it. The main processes include press and sinter, metal injection molding, hot or cold isostatic pressing and additive manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing is a relatively new technique that permits local fusing of metal powders using a laser, electron beam, or by post-SinteringSintering is a production process for forming a mechanically strong body out of a ceramic or metallic powder. sintering adhesive bonded powders. There are a number of reasons for using a powder metallurgy process instead of a traditional process such as machining. These include significant cost savings, high dimensional accuracy, a good part to part reproducibility and a reduced waste, just to name a few advantages.
Malvern Panalytical and NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing offer a wide range of material characterization solutions for additive manufacturing.
- ensure a consistent powder supply and prevent variations in product quality
- identify suitable powders for machines with different spreader or rake designs
- optimize atomization conditions to achieve desired powder properties
- predict and optimize powder packing DensityThe mass density is defined as the ratio between mass and volume. density and flow characteristics
- ensure powders have the correct elemental composition and phase structure
- investigate thermal stability
- characterize debindering and SinteringSintering is a production process for forming a mechanically strong body out of a ceramic or metallic powder. sintering behavior
- optimize melting and CrystallizationCrystallization is the physical process of hardening during the formation and growth of crystals. During this process, heat of crystallization is released.crystallization behavior
- determine Thermal DiffusivityThermal diffusivity (a with the unit mm2/s) is a material-specific property for characterizing unsteady heat conduction. This value describes how quickly a material reacts to a change in temperature.thermal diffusivity/Thermal ConductivityThermal conductivity (λ with the unit W/(m•K)) describes the transport of energy – in the form of heat – through a body of mass as the result of a temperature gradient (see fig. 1). According to the second law of thermodynamics, heat always flows in the direction of the lower temperature.thermal conductivity and Specific Heat Capacity (cp)Heat capacity is a material-specific physical quantity, determined by the amount of heat supplied to specimen, divided by the resulting temperature increase. The specific heat capacity is related to a unit mass of the specimen.specific heat capacity
Find your perfect solution and download our new brochure “Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing”:
This brochure gives an overview of the instruments NETZSCH and Malvern Panalytical can offer in the fields of powder metallurgy.
We also provide background information in metal powder manufacture, press and sinter, additive manufacturing, metal injection molding and isostatic pressing.