MH2100 Powder Metallurgy 6.0 credits


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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Fabrication of metallic powders and methods for their characterisation. Compaction and sintering of ironbased powder and cemented carbide powder. Compaction by uni-axial and isostatic pressing and the use of pressing aids. Thorough analysis of chemical equilibria and diffusion processes during sintering of sinter steel and cemented carbides. Sintering theory and the influence of different processing conditions, wetting and surface diffusion. Solid phase as well as liquid phase sintering are exemplified by applications on sinter steel and cemented carbides. Advantages and limitations of powder metallurgy materials are discussed from technical and economical point of views.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be abel to:

  • about powder metallurgical materials and their fabrication processes.
  • of materials of special importance for the Swedish PM-industry.

Course Disposition

Lectures 16 h
Exercises 16 h
Laboratory work 8 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The course or a similar one like:
MH2027 Micro and Nano Structures.

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Anges i kurs-PM, vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Joakim Odqvist

Greta Lindwall

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ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study *

Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Greta Lindwall (

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.