The goal of this website is to assist PM parts manufacturers and the end user community to interpret powder metallurgy (PM) microstructures. It will help build appreciation of what a powerful tool metallography can be when:
- engineering new components;
- designing new materials;
- in solving various types of quality problems;
- and as a most effective means for quality control.
The user will be able to reference materials processed by conventional sintering; elevated temperature sintering; accelerated cooling rates; etc. to determine phase and structures of the materials. Specimen preparation and proper selection of etchants is also covered.
Disclaimer: The contents of this website are intended to be used as a reference for educational and/or comparison purposes. No position should be taken by the user with respect to the validity of the contents of the website. For verification, the user should seek the opinion of a certified laboratory. Neither MPIF nor any of its members assumes or accepts any liability resulting from the use of this website.