Active Standard ASTM B783 | Developed by Subcommittee: B09.05
Book of Standards Volume: 02.05
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This specification covers a variety of ferrous powder metallurgy structural materials and includes a classification system or material designation code. The classification system includes chemical composition, minimum offset yield strength for as-sintered materials, minimum ultimate tensile strength for heat-treated materials (sinter hardened or quenched and tempered), minimum density, and maximum coercive field strength requirements for iron-phosphorus materials. Structural parts shall be made by pressing and sintering metal powders with or without subsequent heat treatment. Parts may also be made by repressing or repressing and resintering sintered parts, if necessary, with or without subsequent heat treatment to produce finished parts conforming to the requirements of this specification. The material shall conform to the chemical composition requirements for iron, copper, carbon, nickel, molybdenum, chromium, manganese, silicon, sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, columbium, and oxygen. The material shall be subjected to chemical analysis and mechanical tests.
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1.1 This specification covers a variety of ferrous PM structural materials and includes a classification system or material designation code. The classification system used in this specification includes chemical composition, minimum tensile; 0.2 % offset yield strength for as-sintered materials and minimum ultimate tensile strength for heat-treated materials (sinter hardened or quenched and tempered). It also contains minimum density and maximum coercive field strength requirements for iron-phosphorus materials.
1.2 Material classification is governed by the designation code which is explained in Appendix X1. The data provided display typical mechanical properties achieved under commercial manufacturing procedures. Physical and mechanical property performance characteristics can change as a result of subsequent processing steps beyond the steps designated in this standard.
1.3 With the exception of density values for which the g/cm3 unit is the industry standard, property values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. Values in SI units result from conversion. They may be approximate and are only for information.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A839 Specification for Iron-Phosphorus Powder Metallurgy (P/M) Parts for Soft Magnetic Applications
B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy
B528 Test Method for Transverse Rupture Strength of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Specimens
B962 Test Methods for Density of Compacted or Sintered Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes Principle
B963 Test Methods for Oil Content, Oil-Impregnation Efficiency, and Interconnected Porosity of Sintered Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes Principle
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques
MPIF StandardMPIFStandard 35 Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts
ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)
UNSPSC Code 23271805(Iron powder)