Powder Metallurgy is a very useful manufacturing process which is being practiced in variety of industries for decades. It is a versatile process that can produce a solid, a component or a product in net shape or near net shape staring from a loose mass of powder. This course will not only provide a broad overview of the P/M process but will also deal with the relevant concepts in detail. The objective is to learn about the process and understand it in a scientific and systematic manner.
Week 1: Introduction to Powder Metallurgy, Definition of Powder, Why Powder Metallurgy
Week 2: Powder Fabrication: Mechanical & Chemical fabrication
Week 3: Powder Fabrication: Electrolytic fabrication & Atomization
Week 4: Microstructure control, Powder Characterization
Week 5: Powder Characterization: Particle size measurement, BET surface area, Interparticle friction
Week 6: Powder packing, mixing and blending
Week 7: Shaping and Compaction
Week 8: Slurry techniques, Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP)
Week 9: Sintering: Sintering theory, Solid state sintering
Week 10: Activated and Liquid phase Sintering
Week 11: Full density processing
Week 12: Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS).