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Powder Metallurgy

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P. Samal
P. Samal
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J. Newkirk
J. Newkirk
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ASM International
Volume
7
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-175-7
Publication date:
2015
Book Chapter

Copper-Infiltrated Steels[1]

By
Thomas W. Pelletiers, II
Thomas W. Pelletiers, II
Revising author
ACuPowder/ECKA Granules/SCM Metal Products, Inc.
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Wayne K. Daye
Wayne K. Daye
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ACuPowder/ECKA Granules/SCM Metal Products, Inc.
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Published:
2015
Page range:
326 - 330
Publication history
August 22, 2015

Abstract

The two most important classes of materials that are manufactured via infiltration methods are copper- and silver-infiltrated refractory metals and refractory carbides, and copper-infiltrated steels. This article focuses on copper-infiltrated steels and discusses the basic requirements for infiltration, which is a technique that is only applicable to material systems that meet certain requirements. It addresses these requirements and describes the conventional (partial) infiltration process of powder metallurgy (PM) steel. The materials used in the process, such as matrix and infiltrant, are discussed. The article also details several criteria used to evaluate the performance of an infiltration process. It concludes with information on alloy steels and fully infiltrated steels.

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Thomas W. Pelletiers, II, Wayne K. Daye, 2015. "Copper-Infiltrated Steels", Powder Metallurgy, P. Samal, J. Newkirk

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