ASTM B883-97

    Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Ferrous Structural Parts


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    1. Scope

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


    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

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

    E415 Test Method for Atomic Emission Vacuum Spectrometric Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel

    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 Atomic Emission Vacuum Spectrometric Analysis of Stainless Steel by Point-to-Plane Excitation Technique

    E1621 Guide for X-Ray Emission Spectrometric Analysis

    F1089 Test Method for Corrosion of Surgical Instruments

    MPIF Standards

    MPIFStandard35 Material Standards for Metal Injection Molded Parts

    MPIFStandard50 Method for Preparing and Evaluating Metal Injection Molded (MIM) Debound and Sintered/Heat Treated Tension Test Specimens

    MPIFStandard51 Method for Determination of Microindentation Hardness of Powder Metallurgy Materials

    MPIFStandard59 Method for Determination of Charpy Impact Energy of Unnotched Metal Injection Molded (MIM) Test Specimens

    MPIFStandard62 Method for Determination of the Corrosion Resistance of MIM Grades of Stainless Steel Immersed in 2 % Sulfuric Acid Solution

    MPIFStandard63 Method for Density Determination of Metal Injection Molded (MIM) Components (Gas Pycnometer)


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11171600(Stainless steel alloys)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0883-97

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