Manufacturing Method of PM Components with Integrated Information Storage
This paper presents a research work within Collaborative Research Centre 653 “Gentelligent Components in Their Lifecycle”. The term “gentelligent” refers to the genetic and intelligent character of these components. Specific data are inherently saved in the components which are used during its lifecycle for the means of identification, processing and reproduction. The presented study aims for the development of a method to manufacture and utilize gentelligent sintered parts. As data carrier, foreign materials shaped in fonts, logos or codes, are embedded in the powder material proceeded by pressing and sintering processes. The foreign material can be applied in forms of particles or compound powder. The information read-out is based on radiographic methods. The objectives of the investigations are the determination of the process parameters of each method and the impact of the integrated foreign materials on the mechanical properties of the component. The experimental studies are supported by numerical simulations.
B. A. Behrens et al., "Manufacturing Method of PM Components with Integrated Information Storage", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 915-919, 2011