Advances in Powder Metallurgy

Properties, Processing and Applications

Edited by

  • Isaac Chang, University of Birmingham
  • Yuyuan Zhao, University of Liverpool, UK

Powder metallurgy (PM) is a popular metal forming technology used to produce dense and precision components. Different powder and component forming routes can be used to create an end product with specific properties for a particular application or industry. Advances in powder metallurgy explores a range of materials and techniques used for powder metallurgy and the use of this technology across a variety of application areas.

Part one discusses the forming and shaping of metal powders and includes chapters on atomisation techniques, electrolysis and plasma synthesis of metallic nanopowders. Part two goes on to highlight specific materials and their properties including advanced powdered steel alloys, porous metals and titanium alloys. Part three reviews the manufacture and densification of PM components and explores joining techniques, process optimisation in powder component manufacturing and non-destructive evaluation of PM parts. Finally, part four focusses on the applications of PM in the automotive industry and the use of PM in the production of cutting tools and biomaterials.

Advances in powder metallurgy is a standard reference for structural engineers and component manufacturers in the metal forming industry, professionals working in industries that use PM components and academics with a research interest in the field.
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Postgraduate students in materials science, metallurgy, process engineering courses; Those in the diamond tool, aerospace, chemical processing, automotive, additive layer manufacturing industries


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-420-9

Table of Contents

Part 1 Forming and shaping of metal powders: Advances in atomisation techniques for the formation of metal powders; Forming metal powders by electrolysis; Mechanochemical synthesis of nanocrystalline metal powders; Plasma synthesis of metal nanopowders; Warm compaction of metallic powders; Developments in metal injection moulding (MIM). Part 2 Materials and properties: Advanced powder metallurgy steel alloys; Powder metallurgy of titanium alloys; Metal-based composite powders; Porous metals: Foams and sponges; Evolution of microstructure in ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Part 3 Manufacturing and densification of powder metallurgy components: Microwave sintering of metal powders; Joining processes for powder metallurgy parts; Process optimisation in powder component manufacturing; Non-destructive evaluation of powder metallurgy parts; Fatigue and fracture of powder metallurgy steels. Part 4 Applications: Automotive applications of powder metallurgy; Applications of powder metallurgy in biomaterials; Applications of powder metallurgy in cutting tools.