Sintering of commercial copper steel pinion gears by microwave process

Rupendra M. Anklekar, Kevin Bauer, Dinesh Kumar Agrawal, Rustum Roy

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Abstract

Microwave sintering has been widely used for ceramics especially those which are dielectrically lossy but not for powder metallurgy components as it is known that metals reflect microwaves. However, in the present investigation, commercial copper steel pinion gears have been successfully sintered for the first time using our modified microwave system. A 2 kW commercial microwave oven with 2.45 GHz multimode cavity was suitably modified and an insulation-susceptor package designed to sinter the pressed green gear compacts. The sintering temperatures employed were 1140, 1260 and 1300°C for 5-min. and 20-min. each in flowing forming as atmosphere. The microwave sintered pinion gears were evaluated for physical and mechanical properties and were found to be as good as conventional sintered gears.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages287-294
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventUlusal Toz Metalurjisi Konferansi: Second National Powder Metallurgy Conference - Ankara, Turkey
Duration: Sep 15 1999Sep 17 1999

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OtherUlusal Toz Metalurjisi Konferansi: Second National Powder Metallurgy Conference
CountryTurkey
CityAnkara
Period9/15/999/17/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys

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    Anklekar, R. M., Bauer, K., Agrawal, D. K., & Roy, R. (1999). Sintering of commercial copper steel pinion gears by microwave process. 287-294. Paper presented at Ulusal Toz Metalurjisi Konferansi: Second National Powder Metallurgy Conference, Ankara, Turkey.