ASTM B823 - 15

    Standard Specification for Materials for Copper Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Structural Parts

    Active Standard ASTM B823 | Developed by Subcommittee: B09.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a variety of copper base powder metallurgy (PM) structural materials, including those used in applications where high electrical conductivity is required. It includes a classification system, or material designation code. With the classification system, this specification includes chemical composition and minimum tensile yield strength.

    Note 1: Paragraphs 6.1 and 8.1 govern material classification by the designation code. The classification system is explained in the Appendix.

    Note 2: Materials classified as C-0000 are expected to be used in applications where high electrical conductivity is required.

    1.2 With the exception of density values, for which the cubic centimetre (g/cm3) unit is the industry standard, the values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. Values in SI units result from conversion. They may be approximate and are for information only.


    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

    B925 Practices for Production and Preparation of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Test 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 Surface-Connected 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

    MPIF Standard

    MPIF Standard 35, Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts Available from Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), 105 College Rd. East, Princeton, NJ 08540, http://www.mpif.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.01 (Non-ferrous metals in general); 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0823-15

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    ASTM B823-15, Standard Specification for Materials for Copper Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Structural Parts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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