Activity Metal Powder Injection Molding

Internally funded project


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Singer


Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)

Start date: 01/01/2000


Research Fields

High Temperature Materials
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)


Abstract (technical / expert description):


Metal Injection Molding (MIM) is a near-net-shape process for manufacturing of high precision components that combines the advantages of sintered materials and the potential of shaping of plastic injection molding technology. Metal powders are mixed with a binder component, heated and injected into a mold similar to injection molding of plastic parts. Then the binder is released with the aid of solvents and/or thermal processes and the powder is compacted by a subsequent sintering step. The elimination of costly post-processing steps and material savings make this production method a more cost-effective alternative to conventional manufacturing processes. Powder metallurgic components are employed in almost all areas of technology.



The current research at ZMP focuses on the metal injection molding of Nickel-based superalloys and Iron-based ODS alloys. Due to their excellent mechanical properties at high temperatures and their high corrosion and oxidation resistance they are suitable for use in stationary gas turbines and aircraft engines.


Publications

Sheng, N., Horke, K., Meyer, A., Rettig, R., & Singer, R. (2018). Oxidation Behavior of Superalloy IN 713 Fabricated by Metal Injection Molding. Oxidation of Metals. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-018-9869-y
Meyer, A., Horke, K., Daenicke, E., Müller, S., Langer, I., & Singer, R. (2017). Metal injection molding of nickel-base superalloy CM247LC: Influence of heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties. (pp. 355-363). Las Vegas, US: Metal Powder Industries Federation.
Horke, K. (2017). Mikrostruktur und mechanische Eigenschaften der Nickelbasis-Superlegierung IN 713LC nach Verarbeitung im pulvermetallurgischen Spritzguss für Triebwerksanwendungen (Dissertation).
Horke, K., Scherr, R., Meyer, A., Daenicke, E., & Singer, R. (2016). Influence of Heat Treatment on Tensile, Fatigue and Creep Properties of Nickel-Base Superalloy IN 713LC Fabricated by Metal Injection Moulding. Hamburg.
Meyer, A., Recknagel, C., Klöden, B., Weissgärber, T., Müller, S., Langer, I.,... Singer, R. (2016). Metal Injection Moulding of Iron-Base Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys. Hamburg.
Meyer, A., Daenicke, E., Horke, K., Moor, M., Müller, S., Langer, I., & Singer, R. (2016). Metal injection moulding of nickel-based superalloy CM247LC*. Powder Metallurgy, 59(1), 51-56. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00325899.2016.1142058
Meyer, A., Daenicke, E., Horke, K., Moor, M., Möller, S., Langer, I., & Singer, R. (2015). Metal injection moulding of nickel-based superalloy CM247LC. European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA).
Horke, K., Daenicke, E., Schrüfer, L., Eichner, T., Langer, I., & Singer, R. (2014). Influence of heat treatment on microstructure and mechanical properties of in 713LC fabricated by metal injection molding (MIM). (pp. 4112-4118). Orlando: Metal Powder Industries Federation.
Horke, K., Ruderer, B., & Singer, R. (2014). Influence of sintering conditions on tensile and high cycle fatigue behaviour of powder injection moulded Ti-6Al-4V at ambient and elevated temperatures. Powder Metallurgy, 57(4), 283-290. https://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743290114Y.0000000102
Horke, K., & Singer, R. (2013). High Cycle Fatigue of Titanium fabricated by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM). (pp. 345-350). European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA).

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