Abstract

The crucial manufacturing process in powder metallurgy (PM) is the mixing process. This process ensures blending sufficiently to achieve a uniform and consistent product. Various mixing parameters provide an impact on product properties and fluency during the mixing process. The mixing speed is the most considered parameter which affects the homogeneity and properties of the PM product. The powder of 89,95% wt Cu and 10%wt Sn was mixed at 14, 22, 30, 38 rpm respectively for 120 minutes using a double cone mixer to obtain homogeneity pow-der mixture at 40% filling rate mixer. The mixed powder was compacted at 700 MPa in the 4-column compacting machine. Green compact product was sintered at 200o C for 20 minutes. Sintered specimens were investigated on densification and hardness test. The microstructure was investigated by SEM/EDX and X-ray diffraction. The result showed that the Cu particle form to flake shape, while the Sn particle tends to form irregular rod-like. Particle size on Cu-Sn composite most being finer along with increasing mixing speed. Homogenously distributed dispersed Cu and Sn particles can be achieved successfully at 30 rpm. Furthermore, the hardness test value was 94,2 HRF. The density was 7,45g/cm3 and the porosity was 15,19% Particle size decrease to 4.517μm with increasing mixing speed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages49-55
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume939
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Keywords

  • Composite
  • Double Cone Mixer
  • Mixing Speed
  • Powder Metallurgy

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