The Design of Structural Parts for Mass Production from Iron Powders 630429
The design and usage of structural parts from iron powders is discussed. Various powder grades and compositions are reviewed in light of particular applications. Methods and effects of processing, such as pressing and sintering, on iron powder metals are analyzed.
Basically, the design engineer must determine the physical properties required of a particular part and the cost of materials and alloys, as well as machinability. The design of parts for mass production from iron powder requires close cooperation between the product design engineer and the powdered metal parts fabricator.