Development of Powder Metal Stainless Steel Materials for Exhaust System Applications
Requirements for automotive exhaust system components include room temperature and elevated temperature mechanical integrity, oxidation resistance, corrosion resistance, and weldability. Powder metallurgy offers sufficient flexibility with material and process selection to meet these challenges. This presentation will cover the effects of alloy composition, density, and process parameters on the performance of P/M S.S. components in O.E.M. specified thermal, mechanical, and corrosion tests.