The European Structural Parts Group (ESPG) is one of the sectoral working groups of the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA). The ESPG recently launched a new club project on ‘Component Fatigue Strength (Phase 1) in partnership with RTWH IPAK Aachen which has the objective to predict the fatigue strength at constant stress ratio R of a PM component by a material master curve for three ferrous PM alloys.
The viability of the method will be demonstrated using a PM injector clamp for common rail systems produced by AMES which is supporting the project financially along with GKN Sinter Metals, MIBA, and PMG Füssen.
The EPMA reports that final results and Roadmap for possible next stages for this project should be made available in October.
The ESPG will report on the outcome of Phase 1 of another project involving ‘PM Gears’ at its meeting scheduled to coincide with Euro2012, Basel, September 16-19.
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