Effect of process parameters on the electrically-assisted sintered iron-copper powder metals

Ihab Ragai, Matt Schwabenbauer, Seray Eser, Michael Müller

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Abstract

Electric-current-assisted sintering (ECAS) is a novel process that can potentially replace the conventional sintering method. It is hypothesized that the process can reduce the sintering time and can be used in situ; thus, can be more cost effective. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of direct current on the sintered properties of iron-copper powder metal. Experiments were conducted at various conditions to determine the optimal process parameters for this particular powder metal. The parameters investigated were electric current levels and energizing time. Experiments also included sintering the powder using a conventional furnace. Samples from both types of experiments were compared to determine the metallurgical differences due to the sintering process. Mechanical and microstructure examination were conducted to aid in determining the feasibility of ECAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791852019
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2018Nov 15 2018

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period11/9/1811/15/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Ragai, I., Schwabenbauer, M., Eser, S., & Müller, M. (2018). Effect of process parameters on the electrically-assisted sintered iron-copper powder metals. In Advanced Manufacturing (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 2). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2018-86891