Metal Injection Molding Process of Mo2FeB2 Boride Base Cermets
Mo2FeB2 boride base cermets produced by a novel sintering technique, called reaction boronizing sintering through a liquid phase, have excellent mechanical properties and wear and corrosion-resistances. Hence, the cermets are applied to the injection molding die-casting machine parts and so on. Metal injection molding (MIM) is a suitable processing route for the mass production of complex shaped and high performance components. In general, it is difficult for the liquid phase sintered materials to be applied to the injection molding process because significant shrinkage and deformation occur during sintering. In this study, the MIM process was applied in the production of Mo2FeB2 boride base cermets parts. We investigated that the effect of deoxidization and sintering temperature on mechanical properties and deformation of the cermets. As a result, deoxidization temperature of 1323K and sintering temperature of 1518K were suitable. The MIM products of the cermets showed allowable dimensional accuracy and the same mechanical properties as the press-sintered.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
H. Tashiro et al., "Metal Injection Molding Process of Mo2FeB2 Boride Base Cermets", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 377-380, 2007