The MPIF has launched a website covering powder metallurgy microstructures.

Aimed at assisting PM parts manufacturers and the end-user community to interpret PM microstructures, the website will help build appreciation of what a powerful tool metallography can be when engineering new components, designing new materials, solving various types of quality problems and in quality control, the organization says.

The website allows users to reference materials processed by conventional sintering, elevated temperature sintering and accelerated cooling rates to determine phase and structures of the materials. Specimen preparation and proper selection of etchants is also covered.

This resource was made possible through contributions from Hoeganaes Corporation, North American Höganäs, Rio Tinto Metal Powders, and Powder-Tech Associates Inc. who volunteered time and resources to prepare the photomicrographs and ensure the quality of the images.

The website is available here.

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