The Compressibility Behaviour of a New Generation of Coated Metal/Ceramic Composite Powders
The present work deals with the compressibility behaviour of a new generation of coated metal/ceramic composite powders. A commercial 316L stainless steel powder was coated with the alumina layer by an aqueous sol-gel colloidal process and then metal/ceramic composite materials were produced with core/shell structure. The powders were uniaxially cold pressed in a cylindrical die in the range from 200 to 1000 MPa. In order to reach the best green density, composite powders have been added with 1% in weight of lubricant. The compressibility behaviour was analysed using the equation P = P0.exp (-K.pn). P0 is the relative apparent density and p is applied pressure; K and n are the parameters with defined physic-metallurgical substance. The values of the parameters K and n were determined by regression analyses. The correlation coefficients r of experimental compaction curves were up to 0.98. The results showed that difference between metal/alumina weight ratios affected the compressibility parameters as well as compressibility curves.
J. Dusza, R. Danzer, R. Morrell and G.D. Quinn
J. Bidulská et al., "The Compressibility Behaviour of a New Generation of Coated Metal/Ceramic Composite Powders", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 409, pp. 362-364, 2009