As P/M parts become more complex and mechanical requirements more critical, the need for post-forming treatments becomes of greater concern to the manufacturer. This paper presents an insight to simple parameters of various types of heat treatments and machining techniques for use on P/M parts. Various types of heat treatments and their effects upon parts, where different from wrought materials, are discussed. Methods of hardness testing and interpretation of results are explained, as are the needs for good specifications. Suggestions for techniques that have worked in providing good production results in the various types of machining that are normally required to complete the piece are also given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting 25-29 February 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Feir, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00325248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800308
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM