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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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B215 Practices for Sampling Metal Powders
B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy
B925 Practices for Production and Preparation of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Test Specimens
B962 Test Methods for Density of Compacted or Sintered Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes Principle
E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics
ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)
ASTM B331-95(2002), Standard Test Method for Compressibility of Metal Powders in Uniaxial Compaction, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1995, www.astm.orgBack to Top