The Fabrication of Iron Sulfide Powders for Enhancing the Machinability and the Comparison of Machining Behavior at the Sintered Steel
Metal sulfide (MeS) is well known and widely used an additive for enhancing machinability, but the problems is extremely sensitive to reaction with moisture and thermal decomposition during sintering. In this study, micron or nano size compound powders of FeS were produced by mechano-chemical process. The machinability was also evaluated at the metal sulfide added sintered steel. Compared with the MnS additive, addition of the FeS powders to the iron resulted the formation of the sintering materials containing a spherical shape of pore, partly remained FeS rich-phase in iron matrix. Relative machinability behavior of sintering materials was investigated by the lathe manufacturing. Mechanical properties of sintering material with 1.2%FeS powders were improved rather than its using MnS powders.
Chang Kyu Rhee
I. S. Ahn et al., "The Fabrication of Iron Sulfide Powders for Enhancing the Machinability and the Comparison of Machining Behavior at the Sintered Steel", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 75-78, 2007