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Conventional Powder Metallurgy

Standard Particle Size Distribution
1 120 μm

Conventional Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a manufacturing process in which metal powders are compacted into the desired shape and then sintered to produce a solid metal part. Particle size distribution requirements for metal powders used in PM can vary depending on the specific materials and equipment used. 

The particle size distribution requirements for PM powders depend on several factors, including the desired properties of the final part, the sintering conditions, and the method of powder compaction. In general, finer particle sizes result in parts with higher density and better surface finish. However, finer powders can be more difficult to handle and can result in increased tool wear during compaction. 

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Metal powders are widely used in various industries, including additive manufacturing, metallurgy, and coatings. The particle size distribution (PSD) of metal powders plays a crucial role in determining the final properties of the end product.
Different metal powder technologies are available with varying PSDs to cater to specific applications.

Technologies PSD comparison

* The diagrams show actual atomization results of 316L stainless steel using various ultrasonic frequency systems. Results may vary based on feed materials, properties, spray parameters, process conditions and other variables.