Porous Graded Materials by Stacked Metal Powder Hot-Press Moulding
The production method for metal components with micro sized porous structure has been developed by applying “powder space holder method” to metal powder injection molding process. In this study, a co-sintering process was utilized to make a plate of sintered metal with micro porous graded structure. The green compact sheets with various contents of space hold particles were prepared by hot press molding for simplification. The five layers of metal with symmetric structure, which the skin layer was formed with high density metal and the core was formed with open or closed porous structure, or with inverse symmetry, was obtained by changing stacking sequence in co-sintering process. Mechanical properties of the materials with plain homogeneous porous structure and porous graded structure were compared. The usefulness of proposed method for producing the metal components with micro porous graded structure and the effective of graded structure to compensate the deficiencies on the mechanical property of porous metals was shown.
Omer Van der Biest, Michael Gasik, Jozef Vleugels
K. Nishiyabu et al., "Porous Graded Materials by Stacked Metal Powder Hot-Press Moulding", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 492-493, pp. 765-770, 2005