SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1943

The Effect of Particle Size on the Shrinkage of Metal Compacts


The phenomenon of shrinkage of powder metal compacts during sintering is quite well known, and a great deal of experimental work has been done showing the effect that variations of particle size have on the shrinkage of the compact. To the best of my knowledge, however, all of the work thus far has been done by measuring the compacts before and after sintering, and there exists no picture to tell us what happens during the sintering operation.

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Kalischer, P.
Research Laboratories, Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., East Pittsburgh, Pa
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Developed by Committee: B09
Pages: 31–40
DOI: 10.1520/STP43927S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5901-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6055-2