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Wear characteristics of vacuum sintered steels

The present paper is focused on the wear characteristic of vacuum sintered Cr-Mo-[Mn]-[Cu] steels. The effect of chemical composition and the processing conditions in a vacuum furnace were evaluated. In such furnaces the cooling rate is generally determined by the pressure of the gas (N2) introduced into the chamber, the average cooling rates were calculated in the range of 1240°C to 400°C. The wear characteristics were analyzed as function of the processing and microstructures of the tested alloys through pin on disk test.

Stainless steels sintered form the mixture of prealloyed stainless steel and alloying element powders

The aim of the presented paper is to describe the sintered duplex stainless steels manufactured in sinter-hardening process and their structural and mechanical properties. Duplex stainless steels were obtained through powder metallurgy starting from austenitic 316L or ferritic 410L prealloyed base powders by controlled addition of alloying elements powder. Prepared mixes were compacted at 700MPa and sintered in a vacuum furnace with argon backfilling at temperature of 1240°C for 1h.

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Fe-Cr-Mo-[Cu-Ni] Sintered Steels by Sinter Hardening

The effect of high temperature sintering and high cooling rate on shifting the microstructural composition to the favourably of martensite-bainite structures and thus effective improvement of mechanical properties of sintered steels based on Astaloy CrL powder with an addition of 1 and 2% Cu or 50% Distaloy AB powder and 0.65% C was investigated. All the systems were processed by both sinter-hardening and conventional sintering.

Effect of different vacuum heat treatments on the microstructure of a low alloyed sintered steel

The main aim of the present contribution is to show how different heat treatment conditions influence the microstructure of a Fe - [1.5Cr - 0.2Mo] - 0.6C powder system. In vacuum furnaces, the cooling rate is generally determined by the pressure of the gas (basically N2) introduced into the chamber. Different gas pressures have been applied, from 0 to 6 bars. The average cooling rates were calculated in the range of 1180 °C to 400 °C and were varying from 0.1 to 6 °C/s, according to the gas pressure.

The effect of "GASCARBUSINT" on tensile properties of sintered steels

The paper presents the tensile behavior of sintered steels developed through a new process called gascarbusintering (GCS), consisting of carburizing in gas (CH4) of a set of iron based powder compacts followed by sintering. The influence of compaction pressure and dwell time at the carburizing temperature on the tensile properties of steels processed by GCS is investigated.