Compaction of tool steels by pulsed electric current (PECS) sintering process

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Lotta, Juho
dc.contributor.advisor Cura, Erkin
dc.contributor.author Postal, Stefano
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-25T08:29:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-25T08:29:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-03
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/13461
dc.description.abstract This study had two major purposes: the microstructural investigation of High Chromium White Iron (HCWI) sintered with Pulsed Electric Current Sintering (PECS) and the evaluation of the abrasion resistance of high chromium white iron mixed with different amounts of Hadfield Steel. The objective was to obtain dense high chromium white iron compacts with fine and uniform carbide and grain structure. The materials included in the study were gas atomized high chromium white iron (2.60 wt% C, 19.48 wt% Cr, 1.02 wt% Nb) and Hadfield steel (1.95 wt% C, 4.09 wt% Cr, 13.87 wt% Mn).The experimental procedure involved preparation and characterization of the starting powders, consolidation of the powders by pulsed electric current sintering process, and characterization of the resulting compacts. Microstructural studies were carried out to establish a relationship between processing conditions and the resulting microstructure. Abrasion testing was conducted (dry sand rubber wheel test) to investigate the effect of Hadfield additions to the wear performance of the material.The optimal sintering parameters for obtaining dense high chromium white iron included sintering the material at 1050 °C for 5 minutes, heating rate being 100 °C/min and compaction pressure 50 MPa. The resulting microstructure contained fine chromium carbides dispersed in a martensitic steel matrix. The modification of dwell time and the heating rate did not influence the microstructure to any significant degree. In the abrasion tests the high chromium white iron performed noticeably better (~20% lower weight loss) than the material mixed with Hadfield steel in the abrasion test. The performance of the Hadfield steel was only slightly worse (~7% higher wear loss) than that of the high chromium white iron. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Compaction of tool steels by pulsed electric current (PECS) sintering process en
dc.contributor.school Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword PECS en
dc.subject.keyword high chromium white iron en
dc.subject.keyword hadfield steel en
dc.subject.keyword abrasion resistance en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201406252193
dc.programme.major Process Systems Engineering fi
dc.programme.mcode KE3004 fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Hannula, Simo-Pekka
dc.programme MTE - Materiaalitekniikan koulutusohjelma fi
dc.location PK fi


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