ASTM B883-10

    Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Ferrous Materials


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers ferrous metal injection molded materials fabricated by mixing elemental or pre-alloyed metal powders with binders, injecting into a mold, debinding, and sintering, with or without subsequent heat treatment.

    1.2 This specification covers the following injection molded materials.

    1.2.1 Compositions:

    1.2.1.1 MIM-2200, low-alloy steel

    1.2.1.2 MIM-2700, low-alloy steel

    1.2.1.3 MIM-4605, low-alloy steel

    1.2.1.4 MIM-4140, low-alloy steel

    1.2.1.5 MIM-316L, austenitic stainless steel

    1.2.1.6 MIM-17-4 PH, precipitation hardening stainless steel

    1.2.1.7 MIM-420, ferritic stainless steel

    1.2.1.8 MIM-430L, ferritic stainless steel

    1.3 Chemical composition limits are specified in Table 1.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy

    B311 Test Method for Density of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials Containing Less Than Two Percent Porosity

    B933 Test Method for Microindentation Hardness of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials

    B962 Test Methods for Density of Compacted or Sintered Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes Principle

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E228 Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod Dilatometer

    E350 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Carbon Steel, Low-Alloy Steel, Silicon Electrical Steel, Ingot Iron, and Wrought Iron

    E415 Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques

    E1086 Test Method for Analysis of Austenitic Stainless Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    E1461 Test Method for Thermal Diffusivity by the Flash Method

    E1621 Guide for Elemental Analysis by Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    F1089 Test Method for Corrosion of Surgical Instruments


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.80 (Iron and steel castings); 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0883-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B883-10, Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Ferrous Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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