The MPIF Outstanding Technical Paper Award, renamed in honour of Howard I. Sanderow in 2009, was established in 1993 to recognise authors of technical papers presented, at the association’s annual technical conference.
This year’s award winning paper was written by Bernard Tougas, Centre de Métallurgie du Québec (CMQ), Canada, Carl Blais and Maude Larouche, Université Laval, Canada,François Chagnon, Rio Tinto Metal Powders, Canada and Sylvain Pelletier, National Research Council Canada.
The paper, ‘Characterisation of the formation of nickel rich areas in PM nickel steel and their effect on mechanical properties’, was presented at PowderMet 2012, September 10-13, Nashville, USA. It looked at a new approach to measure the bulk diffusion coefficients of Ni in PM steels, in order to determine the sintering conditions required to maximize its homogeneous distribution in a steel matrix. The paper also discussed the influence of the local concentration of nickel on sintered microstructures.
The paper can be read in full on the MPIF website here (opens a PDF).
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