Sintered copper–graphite powder compacts forindustrial applications
Authors: Orumwense, F.F.O.; Okorie, B.A.; Okeakpu, E.O.; Obiora, E.N.; Onyeji, L.I.
Source: Powder Metallurgy, Volume 44, Number 1, January 2001 , pp. 62-66(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Studies were made on copper/graphite based powders and sintered compacts for industrial applications. The dependence of particle shape on friction in the powder mass, compression ratio, and electrical receptivity of powder metallurgy components was studied using near spherical precipitated copper powders and angular or flakelike powders generated by mechanical comminution. Results reveal that powders with particles that are nearly spherical in shape have lower friction, lower compression ratios, and higher electrical resistivities in sintered compacts than powders with acicular or flakelike particles. Also, the effects produced by the small additions of lead and zinc (up to 2·5 wt-%) on the electrical resistivity and hardness of sintered copper–graphite compacts are also presented, and the influence of variation of briguetting pressure is discussed.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
Publication date: 2001-01-01
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