Linde to present atmosphere control technology for sintering process at PowderMet 2017

May 17, 2017

Two members of Linde LLC’s Metals Industry segment will detail atmosphere control technology that can address the challenge of total quality control and protect furnace equipment, in two presentations at the Furnace Atmosphere & Control technical session, June 15, at PowderMet 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Akin Malas, Head of Applications Technology, Metals, Linde LLC, will present “Carbon Control: PM Industry Challenges and Practical Solutions in the Sintering Process.” In his presentation, he will discuss how total process control of hydrocarbons can improve the quality and consistency of parts, and is now a benchmark for automotive and aerospace applications.

Grzegorz Moroz, Program Manager, Metals, Linde LLC, will present “Protection of Sintering Furnace Equipment Against Corrosion and Carburization,” detailing the full impact of high-temperature corrosion and carburisation on parts and equipment – and how they can be avoided to reduce downtime and maximise productivity.

Powder metal sintering requires a specific gas atmosphere in order to assist de-lubrication of green components and to avoid decarburisation during the sintering process. Sintering is a high-temperature process that forms engineered components by fusing alloyed powders together by applying heat below their melting point.

Linde’s Sinterflex® Atmosphere Control System (ACS) offers total atmospheric control in the sintering of PM and MIM parts and optimises the control of oxygen and carbon content in the sintering atmosphere. By establishing a carbon-neutral atmosphere during sintering, the system eliminates decarburisation, creating more uniform carbon content of sintered parts. The system also improves and optimises the total carbon input to the sintering furnace, eliminating excessive carbon deposition which may affect the lifespan of expensive furnace components.

Linde LLC will also attend PowderMet as exhibitors, at booth #320.

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