ASTM WK46156

    Revision of B962 - 13 Standard Test Methods for Density of Compacted or Sintered Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes’ Principle

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    Active Standard: B962 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: B09.04 | Committee B09 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    In NOTE 8, the upper temperature listed for oil removal needs to be increased from 1200F to 1600F. While this is not needed technically for removal of the oil, it is needed from a practical perspective as PM parts makers are able to use existing production furnaces for oil removal if the upper temperature listed is increased to 1600F. A similar temperature range will be listed in B963.


    density; green density; impregnated density; PM products; powder metallurgy products; sintered density;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    W Brian James


    B09 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as B962-2014 and Pending Publication