Vacuum Sintering-A Way to Improve Ductility and Toughness of Structural P/M Parts at the Right Price

Authors: Kenneth H. Moyer, Magna-Tech P/M Labs, William R. Jones, Vacuum Furnace Systems, Inc., Ronald D. Payne, Sinteris PM Corporation

Most parts fabricators do not understand the importance of a quality sinter to provide improved ductility and toughness for tomorrow’s markets.  As a result, the potential for growth markets for quality parts has seldom been exploited.  Today the main emphasis is still on cost reduction, rather than quality.

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