The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has published its 2019 Edition of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products. The most current versions of these standards, which are used in the manufacture of both metal powder and powder metallurgy products, are required by quality assurance programs in order to maintain full compliance, the MPIF says.

This new volume contains 45 standards covering terminology and recommended methods of test for metal powders, powder metal and metal injection molded parts, metallic filters, and powder metallurgy equipment.

The new standards are:

  • MPIF Std. 70: Sample Preparation of Ferrous Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials for Cross-Sectional Metallographic Evaluation
  • MPIF Std. 71: Sample Preparation of Copper-Based Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials for Cross-Sectional Metallographic Evaluation
  • MPIF Std. 72: Sample Preparation of Aluminum Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials for Cross-Sectional Metallographic Evaluation.

This story uses material from the MPIF, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.