Paper Title:
Sintering Behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si Blends
  Abstract

The increasing demand for automotive industries to reduce the weight of the vehicles has led to a growing usage of Al alloy powder metallurgy (P/M) parts such as camshaft bearing caps, shock absorber pistons and brake calipers [1,2]. In order to control the sintered microstructure and mechanical properties of the aluminium alloy powder metallurgical (P/M) parts, it is essential to establish a fundamental understanding of the microstructural development during the sintering process. Current research at Birmingham University is focussed on the investigation of the sintering behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si powder blends using a combination of Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Microanaylsis (SEM) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). This paper presents a detailed study of the effect of temperature and initial starting materials on the evolution of microstructure during the sintering of Al-Cu-Mg-Si blends for PM.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 534-536)
Edited by
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
Pages
597-600
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.534-536.597
Citation
C. L. Falticeanu, I.T.H. Chang, J.S. Kim, R. Cook, "Sintering Behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg-Si Blends", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 597-600, 2007
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January 2007
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