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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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Safety and Environmental Aspects

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31 - 44
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August 17, 2015


Health and safety are critically important issues, and there are numerous aspects of the production and use of metal powders that may entail exposure to hazardous conditions. This article provides a discussion on the issues associated with the safe production and handling of metal powders and the safe operation of continuous mesh belt sintering furnaces with combustible atmospheres. It also provides a comprehensive high-level overview of the safety-related issues and concerns related to the use of compacting presses in the manufacturing sector.

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2015. "Safety and Environmental Aspects", Powder Metallurgy, P. Samal, J. Newkirk

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