This paper analyses the effects of five parameters (composition, compaction pressure, heating rate, sintering temperature and duration) on the sintering of a bilayered (cemented carbide/steel) material. Design of experiments is used to reduce the number of experiments and to analyse the results. After sintering, each sample is characterized (difference of shrinkage, shrinkage anisotropy, density and microstructure). Composition, sintering temperature and duration are the three main parameters which control the sintering of bimaterials, their microstructure and the interface quality. The heating rate and the compaction pressure have no significant effect in the tested domain.