The technology of powder forging (PF) gained significant development after the Second World War. In 1990, almost simultaneously, two monographs were published, which examined the scientific and practical aspects of PF. Kuhn and Ferguson gave a review of the studies on obtaining parts for structural purposes by PF, which were performed in North America and Europe by that time. The monograph by Kuhn and Ferguson published in English is available to a wide circle of specialists in the field of powder metallurgy (PM). Monograph by Dorofeyev Yu. G. et al. was published in Russian, which had limited readership. In this monograph experience in developing PF technology on the territory of the former Soviet Union was extended. For a variety of historical circumstances, the most significant volume of scientific and practical developments of PF was held at the Department of Materials Science and Problematic research laboratory of dynamic hot pressing of the Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University (PSRSPU). Previously, the University was named the Novocherkassk Polytechnic Institute. Part of the works was performed in collaboration with the Institute for Problems of Materials Science (Kiev, Ukraine).

Similar to North American research in the area of PF at PSRSPU began with the development of methods for briquetting metal chips. In the late 1950s, I. N. Goncharov and Yu. G. Dorofeyev proposed a method of hot briquetting metal chips under the hammer. Designs of installations for BatayskVtorchermet plant, GPZ-8 (Kharkiv), GPZ-4 (Samara) bearing plants, electromechanical plant (Kharkiv), Combine Plant “Rostselmash” (Rostov-on-Don), diesel locomotiveplant (Lugansk), and others were developed.

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