Powder Metallurgy

What is it? The contents of the Global Powder Metallurgy Database in GRANTA MI format.
What is in it? Data covering 300 materials of relevance to Powder Metallurgy and Metal Injection Molding.
What is it used for? Comparing these materials with other options and enabling designers and engineers to make informed choices.
Where does it come from? A joint project between the leading regional powder metallurgy (PM) trade associations in Europe (EPMA), North America (MPIF), and Japan (JPMA)
How can I access it? Via the GRANTA MI materials information system and CES Selector software.

Description

This data module makes available the Global Powder Metallurgy Database developed as joint project between the leading regional powder metallurgy (PM) trade associations in Europe (EPMA), North America (MPIF), and Japan (JPMA). The database is the world's most comprehensive and reliable PM data source.

Components made using powder metallurgy technology - Image courtesy of the European Powder Metallurgy Association Launched in 2004, the Database now contains around 3,500 lines. In the GRANTA MI data module, these are organised into 600 records, each covering a different heat treatment for over 300 materials of relevance to Powder Metallurgy and Metal Injection Molding.

Powder Metallurgy and Metal Injection Molding are of particular interest for high volume components, for example, in the automotive industry. They are suited to designs with requirements such as near-net shape, single-process production of complex parts, or porosity. The data module provides the necessary property and durability data to compare these materials with other options and to enable designers and engineers to make informed choices.

Powder Metallurgy data in GRANTA MI

Viewing the GPMD data (numerical, text, tabular, and graphical data) in the GRANTA MI web browser interface

What data is included?

The data is a compilation of manufacturers datasheets. When possible, graphs of mechanical properties versus densities are plotted. Where sufficient data is available, an interpolation series is included.

The following data is included in the records:

  • Material Designation: ISO & MPIF designations
  • Alloying Method
  • Chemical Composition
  • Manufacturing Conditions
  • Physical Properties: Density, Hardenability, Porosity
  • Electrical Properties: Conductivity, Resistivity
  • Magnetic Properties: Coercive field, Iron loss, Maximum permeability, Residual induction
  • Mechanical properties: Elastic, Strength, hardness and micro-indentation
  • Mechanical Properties vs. Density: same as above but as graphs or tables vs. density
  • Fatigue properties: Axial fatigue endurance (Ps 50%), Rotating beam fatigue endurance (Ps 50%)
  • Further information: Links to possible suppliers (US, Europe & Asia)

Benefits of digital access within GRANTA MI

Making this valuable reference resource available as a Granta data module provides fast, efficient digital access to the data that it contains, and a particularly effective means to share the data across multiple users. Each user can employ a simple web browser-based interface to quickly browse and search data, and export data for use in design and other software. The Global Powder Metallurgy Database can be made available alongside other leading materials reference information and in-house materials data in a single, integrated system.

More on the advantages of GRANTA MI access to specialist reference data