Influence of Waste Plastic Binder on Sintered Properties of Injection Moulded M2 HSS / Rosniza Rabilah...[et al.]

Rabilah, Rosniza and Budin, Salina and Jaafar, Talib Ria and Hashim, Siti Mardini (2017) Influence of Waste Plastic Binder on Sintered Properties of Injection Moulded M2 HSS / Rosniza Rabilah...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 4 (1). pp. 197-206. ISSN 18235514


Metal injection molding (MIM) is an effective way for producing small and complex-shape components in high production rates. Selection of binder and its removal in debinding process is a crucial stage in MIM process. In this study, the debinding and sintering characteristics of injection molded M2 HSS using waste plastic binder system has been investigated. The feedstock was formulated with 0.65 volume fraction of molybdenum high speed steel (M2 HSS) with the binders system containing 55wt.% paraffin wax, 35wt.% thermoplastic waste plastic and 10wt.% stearic acid. The moulded parts were immersed in n-heptane at 60°C for 5 hours in order to remove the paraffin wax and stearic acid. The parts were rested in standard low temperature furnace for 2 hours at 52°C to ensure the remaining n-heptane was completely removed and dried. The sintering in vacuum condition occurred at temperature ranges of 1200°C to 1260°C with soaking times of 10 minutes, 30 minutes and 60 minutes. The results showed that the maximum shrinkage of sintered samples was 15% which occurred at sintering temperature of 1260°C. However, the maximum transverse rupture strength (TRS) of 3500 MPa was obtained at temperature of 1240°C and the highest hardness was achieved at sintering temperature of 1220°C with the value of 60.7 HRC. The effects of sintering temperature and soaking time on the physical and mechanical properties are discussed.


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Rabilah, Rosniza
Budin, Salina
Jaafar, Talib Ria
Hashim, Siti Mardini
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine design and drawing
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 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 197-206
Keywords: Metal Injection Moulding, Waste Plastic, Molybdenum High Speed Steel, Physical and Mechanical Properties
Date: 2017
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