1st Edition

An Introduction to Powder Metallurgy

By F. Thummler, R. Oberacker Copyright 1994
    346 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This is a comprehensive introduction with some emphasis of the fundamentals of the different processing steps, but, and pays attention also to the main powder metallurgy products including their applications. Since the boundaries between powder metallurgy and advanced ceramics are not definitely fixed and since they are sometimes competitive products, the description of processing includes, to some extent, ceramic materials. A short paragraph on advanced ceramics has been included. This book will be useful for educating students with scientific or technological orientation which have some background in materials science and technology and a special interest in powder metallurgy. This book may also be useful to people in powder metallurgy research and development, as well as for production staff.

    1 Introduction (Dr I. Jenkins) 2 Powder Production Techniques 3 Power Properties and Characteristics 4 Powder Conditioning and Heat Treatment 5 Health and Safety 6 Compaction and Shaping 7 Sintering 8 Sintering Atmospheres and Equipment 9 Porosity and Pore-Related Properties 10 Production Routes in Practice 11 The Products of Poivder Metallurgy and their Applications


    F. THUMMLER Dr. -Ing. habil., FIM Professor Emeritus for Materials, University and Nuclear Research Centre, Karlsruhe. R. OBERACKER Dr.-Ing., Central Laboratory Institute for Ceramics in Mechanical Engineering University of Karlsruhe