- Volume 20 Issue 7
Densification characteristics and behavior of tool steel powder compact during high temperature forming processes were investigated under pressure less sintering, sinter forging and hot isostastic pressing. In pressureless sintering, full density was obtained at a closely controlled temperature near the solidus of the material. Finite element calculations from constitutive model for densification by power law creep and diffusional flow were compared with experimental data. Agreements between theoretical calculations and experimental data were good in hot isostatic pressing but not as good in sinter forging.
Power-Law Creep;Diffusional Flow;Pressureless Sintering;Sinter Forging;Hot Isostatic Pressing