Hot Forging of Powder Metal Automotive Parts 830867
Hot forging of powder metal preforms(P/M forging) is a process of growing interest and importance for the mass production of automotive parts. In spite of P/M forging's excellent reputation in the automotive industries, the technology has yet to receive wide acceptance it deserves. This paper reviews the key areas of the P/M forging technology: process, material, mechanical properties, machinability and preform design. Some technical factors that have impeded the growth of P/M forging are discussed as a guide to future growth. New technologies are also introduced, and recommendations for the future research directions of these new technologies are made.
2nd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering
Motor Vehicle Technology--Progress and Harmony-P-139