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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

Atomization[1]

By
Chris Schade
Chris Schade
Revising author
GKN Hoeganaes
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John J. Dunkley
John J. Dunkley
Revising author
Atomising Systems Ltd.
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Published:
2015
Page range:
58 - 71
Publication history
December 18, 2015

Abstract

Atomization is the dominant method for producing metal and prealloyed powders from aluminum, brass, iron, low-alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels, superalloys, titanium alloys, and other alloys. The general types of atomization processes encompass a number of industrial and research methods. This article describes the key process variables and production factors for the industrial methods: two-fluid, centrifugal, vacuum or soluble-gas, and ultrasonic atomization. It also reviews the effect of atomization methods and process variables on key powder characteristics such as the average particle size, particle size distribution or screen analysis, particle shape, chemical composition, and microstructure.

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Chris Schade, John J. Dunkley, 2015. "Atomization", Powder Metallurgy, P. Samal, J. Newkirk

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