ASTM International - ASTM B331-95(2002)
Standard Test Method for Compressibility of Metal Powders in Uniaxial Compaction
|Publication Date:||15 February 1995|
|ICS Code (Powder metallurgy):||77.160|
significance And Use:
The compressibility obtained is a measure of a material characteristic inherent in the powder. The test method is useful as a quality control test in the evaluation and manufacturing control of... View More
The compressibility obtained is a measure of a material characteristic inherent in the powder. The test method is useful as a quality control test in the evaluation and manufacturing control of metal powder production, and as an acceptance test for shipment of metal powder lots.
Results may be affected by test conditions such as the type amount, and method of lubrication, dwell time, and die material. They may not necessarily agree with results obtained under production conditions.View Less
1.1 This test method covers determination of compressibility of metal powders as measured by the extent to which they can be densified in a specified die under controlled conditions.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.