The 2015 edition of ASM Handbook, Volume 7: Powder Metallurgy includes a new section on metal injection molding and focuses on conventional press and sinter powder metallurgy (PM). The revised volume is organized in two parts. The first part (following an introductory division on history and material standards) covers the basic principles and techniques that are common to all PM materials. These divisions include powder manufacture, powder characterization, compaction, sintering, and full density processing. The second part of the handbook covers detailed information on PM technology as it applies to individual metal/alloy families. Within each material-specific division, the information presented follows the typical production steps: powder manufacture, compaction, sintering, secondary processing, as well as properties and applications. Major emphasis is placed on the material and processes as they are currently used in industry.
The proposed method of verification of handbook data for latent heat of fusion L enables to correct CRC L-values of the metals Pd and Ti by comparing the magnitude sequence of ρL values with that oft the E-moduli for metals ordered in subgroups and periods of the Periodic Table. It appears that the CRC values for tungsten, chromium and vanadium also need an experimental verification, because they are not within the scatter-band of other corresponding handbook values. 2b1af7f3a8