Effect of Sintering Parameters on Physical Properties of SS 316L Alloy Compact / Mohd Faizul Farhan Ahmad Hamidi..[et al.]

Ahmad Hamidi, Mohd Faizul Farhan and Wan Harun, Wan Sharuzi and Che Ghani, Saiful Anwar and Osada, Toshiya (2017) Effect of Sintering Parameters on Physical Properties of SS 316L Alloy Compact / Mohd Faizul Farhan Ahmad Hamidi..[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 3 (2). pp. 123-131. ISSN 18235514


Recently, metal injection moulding (MIM) has been identified as an economical fabrication technique for metal components. MIM, adapted from plastic injection moulding, has four major processing stages, which are: mixing of powder and binder system to produce feedstock, injection moulding, debinding and sintering. In this paper, the physical properties of SS 316L alloy sintered compact sintered at three different sintering parameters were discussed. Thermal properties of the feedstock were characterized by Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) analysis. The debound compacts were sintered at 1100, 1200, and 1300 °C for 3 hours in the high pure argon atmosphere. The heating rate has been set at 10°C/min. The relative density, dimensional shrinkage and microstructure of the sintered compact were investigated. The relative density and dimensional shrinkage increased with the sintering parameters due to high densification of the sintered compact. Some pore sizes seemed to decrease with the increase in sintering temperature. Different sintering temperature shows a significant effect on the physical properties of the sintered compact.


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Ahmad Hamidi, Mohd Faizul Farhan
Wan Harun, Wan Sharuzi
Che Ghani, Saiful Anwar
Osada, Toshiya
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 123-131
Keywords: Metal Injection Moulding, Physical Properties, Microstructure
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/38684
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