Conventional Powder Metallurgy Aluminum Alloys
The powder metallurgy (PM) process is a relatively efficient and economic process that can be used to produce high quantities of aluminum components with a reasonable degree of precision and finds application in camshaft bearing cap (cam cap) production. The article discusses the production steps involved in cam cap manufacturing: powder production, compaction, sintering, repressing, and heat treatment. In addition, it reviews the R&D work involved in improving the structural properties of emerging aluminum alloy systems.
Chaman Lall, D. Paul Bishop, Conventional Powder Metallurgy Aluminum Alloys, Powder Metallurgy, Vol 7, ASM Handbook, Edited By P. Samal, J. Newkirk, ASM International, 2015, p 581–590, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v07.a0006132
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