Nanotechnology Enhanced Sintered Steel Processing
Research Project, 2016 – 2020

Research project aims at matching the needs of future sustainable manufacture of complex components with the capabilities of powder metallurgical (PM) technique comprised of press&sinter. To realize this, sintered steel performance needs to be brought beyond state-of the art by increased sintered density. We address this problem by exploring how novel ferrous nano-powder as minor addition can work as sintering aid in press&sinter and connect this work with assessment of PM steel surface properties, manufacturing economics and sustainability analysis. The academic constellation takes advantage of their expertise in nanotechnology, powder metallurgy, advanced materials/surface characterization, applied modelling and testing. Co-operation with industry provides test part needed to benchmark the new concepts studied and developed.


Lars Nyborg (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Materials and manufacture

Eduard Hryha

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Materials and manufacture

Johan Liu

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2)


Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden


Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

Project ID: GMT14-0045
Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2020


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