Component Level Tensile Testing of Press & Sinter Steels


Component designers often want to know the mechanical properties of press and sinter materials. Usually standard test bars can be used to confirm the properties of a press and sinter alloy, but without actual knowledge of the component properties, which can vary significantly. This is due to the size of most parts, which does not lend itself to cutting standard samples directly from the component. Subsize tensile samples have been developed and the methodologies for using them worked out. Examples will be given of applications of these subsize specimens to mapping out material properties with location and heat treatment of actual components made from PM steels by press and sintering. With this approach, actual verification of properties can be performed and supplied to purchasers of press and sintered parts. Property variation with density will also be shown for this methodology.

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2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2015 (2015: May 17-20, San Diego, CA)


Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Metallurgy; Powder Metallurgy; Sintering; Tensile Testing; Component Levels; Component Properties; PM Steels; Sinter Material; Sintered Parts; Standard Samples; Standard Tests; Sub-Size Specimen; Presses (Machine Tools)

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Publication Date

01 May 2015

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