Influence of mixing different types of powder on microstructure and sintering behavior of compacts

Kazunari Shinagawa, Kozo Yokota, Hiroshi Shirakawa, Hisakazu Tomino, Shunsuke Murai

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Variations in microstructure and sintering behavior of metal/ceramic powder compacts with mixing ratio are examined by using alumina and stainless steel powder particles. Inhomogenous microstructure of the compacts can be observed as sharp separate peaks on the curve of pore size distribution. Mixture homogeneity of the compacts, which is estimated from the green density, increases with decreasing the volume fraction of strainless steel. Gaining the size of alumina powder also makes the mixture homogeneity large. Isolated stainless steel particles in homogenous micro structure do not bond together even in sintering process and may only inhibit the uniform densification of alumina powder. Although the alumina powder regions in the mixtures shrink locally, pores around the stainless steel particles are not eliminated, and may result in low density of sintered body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-580
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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