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Using a press powdered metal is compacted (generally at room temperature) in a die that is shaped like the final component. After the mass of powder is compacted into a shape and ejected from the press (a green component), it is fed slowly through a special high temperature furnace to bond the metal particles together.
The green component goes through a series of thermal processes during Powder Metallurgy production. The key heat treatment processes are sintering, where parts become solid metal components ready for service, or sinter hardening, where parts become solid metal components and are then hardened in the same process cycle.
BOC’s Gas and Equipment Solutions
BOC is a world leading supplier of specialist gases and mixtures to create and sustain a controlled atmosphere for sintering. We supply nitrogen, nitrogen / hydrogen mixtures and specialist additives based on your requirements.
Sintering - SINTERFLEX®
The SINTERFLEX® atmosphere control system, a patented technology, was developed in close cooperation between Linde and Höganäs AB. Together, Linde and Höganäs offer a complete package of high-performance control equipment and gases, which can be easily adapted to any existing sintering process.
BOC’s long standing industry experience and technical know-how, supported by industry leading patented technologies will ensure that you have the best support you could receive.
Our patented Atmosphere Zoning Technology gives precise control of different atmosphere zones in different parts of the continuous furnace.