Sintering Behavior of the Powder Injection Molded Nanocrystalline Fe-50wt%Ni
Sintering process of powder injection molded (PIMed) Fe-50wt%Ni nanoalloyed powder was investigated in association with microstructure development and residual impurity effect. Compared to conventional powder metallurgical (PM) processed Fe-Ni nanoalloy powder, the PIM compact showed a homogeneous and uniform densification behavior. This is owing to more homogeneous particle distribution in the PIM resulting from preparation of feedstock which was fabricated by mixing of nano powder with thermoplastic binder. Residual impurities originating from the binder material did not have any apparent influences on sintering behavior. Conclusively, Fe-50wt%Ni nanoalloy powder is effectively applicable to the PIM parts.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
H.Y. Nam et al., "Sintering Behavior of the Powder Injection Molded Nanocrystalline Fe-50wt%Ni", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 1141-1144, 2004