The 2017 edition of Standard 35-PF, Materials Standards for PF Steel Parts has been released by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). Developed by the powder forging (PF) commercial parts manufacturing industry, this standard has the latest engineering property data and information available for design and materials engineers to specify materials made by the powder forging process.

The publication has been revised and expanded so that each section of this new standard contains data tables and explanatory information for materials listed. The property data covers four PF material systems: carbon steel, copper steel, low-alloy PF-42XX, and PF-46XX steels in normalized and quenched and tempered conditions. Additionally, chemical composition and minimum density requirements are cited, and data tables (inch-pound & SI units) include typical property values for ultimate strength, yield strength, elongation, reduction of area, rockwell hardness, impact energy, compressive yield strength, and mean fatigue limit.

New edition

This standard does not apply to materials for PM structural parts, self-lubricating bearings, or metal injection molded parts, which are covered in separate editions of MPIF Standard 35.

Publication of the 2017 edition of this standard renders the 2000 edition obsolete. The previous edition should no longer be distributed but destroyed.

MPIF and APMI International members will receive a member discount for the publication by logging into their MPIF account before buying online.

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