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Densification of SS316L Gas-Atomized and Water-Atomized Powder Compact

Jamaludin, Khairur Rijal and Muhamad, Norhamidi and Ab. Rahman, Mohd Nizam and M. Amin, Sri Yulis and Ahmad, Sufizar and Ibrahim, Mohd Halim Irwan and Murtadhahadi, I and Mohamad Nor, Nor Hafiez (2008) Densification of SS316L Gas-Atomized and Water-Atomized Powder Compact. In: of Seminar 2ndAMREG 08, 17 Nov 2008, Port Dickson, Malaysia, 17 & 18 December 2008, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.



Sintering is a key step in the metal injection molding process, which affects the final density as well as the mechanical properties of the sintered part. Densification of metal injection molded 316L stainless steel is one of the hottest research area in recent years. The present study investigates a densification of 316L stainless steel in order to understand the differences in the densification behavior of metal injection molded gas-and-water-atomized powder. Densification of monomodal particle size distribution consisting of fine and coarse powder, as well as bimodal particle size distribution powder for both gas and-water-atomized SS316L is investigated with sintering temperature ranging from 1340 to 1400 °C while heating rate and dwell time remains at 10 °C/min and 4 hour respectively. At the mean time cooling rate was kept the same as the heating rate. Results show that both gas-and-water-atomized powders could be sintered to a maximum of 99 % of theoretical density, which is very close to SS316L’s solid density.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sintering, gas-atomized powder, water-atomized powder, 316L stainless steel
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7140
Deposited By: Khairur Rijal Jamaludin
Deposited On:30 Dec 2008 13:46
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:49

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