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Advantages of powder metallurgy process

Advantages of powder metallurgy process

(i) Wide variation of composites: -Powder metallurgy process can be employed for many types of the composite such as metal matrix composite and ceramic matrix composite. Metals and ceramics can be mixed together to improve the properties of resultant composite materials. Immiscible components can be combined together and solid solubility limits can be increased, which is not possible in any other process.

(ii) High production rate: - In powder metallurgy processes all steps are unassuming and readily pre-set. Labor requirements are low, while, maintain the product uniformly and productivity are on the large scale.

(iii) Variation in properties: -Variation in composite properties can be achieved by using the powder metallurgy method, such as the magnetic and wear properties can be designed to match the needs of a specific applications. The porosity of the component can also be tailored as per the needs of the specified requirements.

(iv) Elimination or reduction of machining: - In powder metallurgy process can provide the dimensional accuracy and surface finish of the products; therefore, the machining process can be totally eliminated for many applications.

(v) Production of complex shapes: - In powder metallurgy (P/M) processes complex shapes such as combination gears, cams, internal keys and many others desired shapes could be manufactured. The process of powder metallurgy can produce parts which cannot be prepared by using the machining or casting process economically.

(vi) Reduction of scrap: -Further, by using the powder metallurgy processes, the material waste or scrap can be zero, compared to casting, machining, and press forming where the scrap can exceed 50% of the starting raw material. The scrap reduction is particularly important, where the costly materials are used.

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