Authors: William R. Jones, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. and Kenneth H. Moyer, Magna-Tech P/M Labs
Originally Published: 2005
A paper published in 2004 described the advantages of austempering after a high temperature sintering process. One disadvantage is the increased cost involved with high temperature sinter cycles. This paper describes the tensile properties that result from sintering at a conventional sinter temperature (1120°C) and austempering according to the cycle describe in a previous paper. The properties that are obtained are compared with the properties that result from high temperature sinter and austemper cycle.