Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII Advanced Materials and Technologies

Production technology

Abstract

This chapter discusses the production technology of metal powders. With regard to industrial relevance, traditional methods like oxide reduction specifically for iron powder production or electrolytic reduction preferably for copper powder production are still of considerable practical importance or, like thermal decomposition of carbonyls for specialty iron powder production, have only recently acquired increasing industrial application. Basic considerations and industrial realization of electrodeposition of copper powder are discussed in detail. Scanning electron micrographs of different electrolytic copper powders are illustrated. In recent years thermal decomposition of suitable chemical compounds has become a dominating process especially for the large scale production of high quality spherical iron fine powders with particle sizes of less than 10 µm for powder metallurgy purposes and metal injection moulding in particular.

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Title
Production technology
Book Title
Powder Metallurgy Data
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2 Metal powders
Book DOI
10.1007/b88278
Chapter DOI
10.1007/10689123_3
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Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII Advanced Materials and Technologies
Volume
2A1
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  • P. Beiss Send Email (11)
  • R. Ruthardt Send Email (12)
  • H. Warlimont Send Email (13)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 11 Professur und Institut für Werkstoffkunde, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, 52062, Aachen, Germany
  • 12 Aussenstelle Hanau, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V., Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 19, 63452, Hanau, Germany
  • 13 Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, 01069, Dresden, Germany
  • Authors
  • B. Mais Send Email (112)
  • R. Ruthardt Send Email (102)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 112 ECKA Granulate MicroMet GmbH, Hovestr. 46a, 20539, Hamburg, Germany
  • 102 Aussenstelle Hanau, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V., Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 19, 63452, Hanau, Germany
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