Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Fe-Cr-Mo-[Cu-Ni]-C Sintered Sintered Steels by Sinter Hardening
Journal article, 2011

The effect of high temperature sintering and high cooling rate on shifting the microstructural composition to the favourably of martensite-bainite structures and thus effective improvement of mechanical properties of sintered steels based on Astaloy CrL powder with an addition of 1 and 2% Cu or 50% Distaloy AB powder and 0.65% C was investigated. All the systems were processed by both sinter-hardening and conventional sintering. The vacuum sintering at high-temperature of 1240 0C and at common temperature of 1180 0C were integrated with high (6 0C/s), medium (3 0C/s) and slow (0.1 0C/s) cooling rates; conventional sintering at 1180 0C with cooling rate of ~0.17 0C/s was carried out in a N2+10%H2 atmosphere. In dependence on chemical composition, the yield and tensile strengths of 890-1150 MPa and 913-1230 MPa respectively and impact energy of 10-15 J were achieved by sinter-hardening. The yield and tensile strengths are approximately double than those resulting from conventional sintering.



mechanical properties


Sintered steels


Eva Dudrova

MA Grande

M. Rosso

M. Kabatova

R. Bidulsky

Eduard Hryha

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Surface and Microstructure Engineering

Materials Science Forum

0255-5476 (ISSN)

Vol. 672 31-38

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Sustainable development

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