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Mechanical Properties of Fine Grained 113 Produced by Pressureless and Pressure Assisted 125 Technologies

  • : Maria Zivcec1, Christoph Broeckmann1, Klaus Rödiger2
  • : 1Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering, 2Kennametal Shared Services GmbH
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  • : 2014


Pressureless sintering and the two pressure assisted sintering technologies - sintering + hot isostatic pressing (sinter-HIP) and field assisted sintering technology (FAST) were used to produce a fine grained WC-6 Co hardmetal. In order to compare the mechanical properties of the hardmetals, which result from different sintering technologies, the material strength was determined. In the present study the uniaxial three point bending test and the biaxial ball on three balls test were used as strength measuring methods. The results were described by the Weibull distribution function. Additionally, the paper will analytically compare the two tests by describing the relation of the strength of the samples to their effective volumes. Based on this procedure components having arbitrary shapes and volumes can be designed.

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