Title

On the Current State of Powder Characterization

Abstract

Modern powder metallurgy (PM) has been a prominent field since the 1920s when press-and-sintering offered a fast, efficient way to produce mass quantities of parts [1]. Characterization of the starting powder has always been of significant importance, because the powder properties influence its behavior during processing and, therefore, the final part. There has been unprecedented growth in PM in the past two decades due to new technologies such as metal injection molding (MIM) and additive manufacturing (AM). These new technologies have attracted the interest of different industries, such as automotive and aerospace, who are considering the use of PM for more critical parts. Thus, more strenuous characterization of the starting powder material as well as the built parts is required.

Meeting Name

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2016 (2016: Jul. 24-28, Columbus, OH)

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Microscopy Society of America, All rights reserved.

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