Austempering at Conventional Sintering Temperatures

Authors: William R. Jones, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. and Kenneth H. Moyer, Magna-Tech P/M Labs

Originally Published: 2005

A paper published in 2004 described the advantages of austempering after a high temperature sintering process.  One disadvantage is the increased cost involved with high temperature sinter cycles.  This paper describes the tensile properties that result from sintering at a conventional sinter temperature (1120°C) and austempering according to the cycle describe in a previous paper.  The properties that are obtained are compared with the properties that result from high temperature sinter and austemper cycle.

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