Senior research engineer, Crucible Research Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manager of technology, Crucible Compaction Metals Operation, Oakdale, Pa.
Pages: 10 Published: Jan 1983
In recent years, Crucible Compaction Metals Operation has performed a considerable amount of work in developing a ceramic mold process for the production of near-net shape hardware from powder metal with consolidation by hot isostatic pressing (HIP). A detailed description of the process is given herein. Examples of the many configurations made to date are presented along with the comparison of mechanical property data obtained on as-HIPed parts versus conventionally produced material.
Based on the information generated, the ceramic mold process appears to be a viable alternative process for producing titanium implant devices.
ceramics, compacting, metal powder, powder, powder metal, powder metal parts, powder metallurgy, titanium alloy, implant materials
Paper ID: STP28933S