Effect of Ekabor 2 powder on the mechanical properties of pure iron powder metal compacts


  • Ayberk Altintaş Celal Bayar University, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Yetkin Sarigün Celal Bayar University, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Uğur Çavdar Celal Bayar University, Vocational School, Department of Machinery




Conventional sintering, Ekabor 2, Mechanical properties, Powder metal compact, Pure iron


Ekabor 2 powder of different weights, used by V type powder mixture was mixed with pure iron powder. Specimens were created by dry pressing into die followed by cold isostatic press at a pressure of 100 bar for purpose of resizing. The conventional sintering process at 900 °C and 950 °C was carried out for 4 h using conventional furnaces. Specimens were gradually cooled by air. The sintered pellets were examined in terms of density, wear abrasion, surface roughness and hardness at 900 °C and 950 °C. Microstructure of pellets was observed with optic microscope. The results show that the hardness gradually increased with additions of 0 wt. % to 10 wt. % of Ekabor 2 however, after 10 wt. %, this hardness tended to decrease.


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Altintaş, A., Sarigün Y., & Çavdar, U. (2016). Effect of Ekabor 2 powder on the mechanical properties of pure iron powder metal compacts. Revista De Metalurgia, 52(3), e073. https://doi.org/10.3989/revmetalm.073