MPIF publishes new edition of “Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products”

February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has published the 2012 Edition of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products. The most current versions of these standards, which are used in the manufacture of both metal powder and powder metallurgy products, are required by Quality Assurance programs in order to maintain full compliance.


The MPIF Standard Test Methods publication contains standards covering terminology and recommended methods of test for metal powders, powder metallurgy and injection moulded parts, metallic filters, and powder metallurgy equipment.

These standards, intended to present and clarify Powder Metallurgy technology as an aid in conducting business, relate to those activities that concern designers, manufacturers, and users of PM parts.

The 2012 edition contains three new standards:

  • Std. 67: Guide to Sample Preparation for the Chemical Analysis of the Metallic Elements in PM Materials
  • Std. 68: Guide to Temperature Profiling a Continuous Mesh-Belt Sintering Furnace
  • Std. 69: Guide for the Determination of the Porosity in Powder Metallurgy Products Using Automated Image Analysis)

There are also revisions, some major in scope, to 26 other standards and new or updated Precision Statements for seven standards.

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Please visit the MPIF website for pricing and to order.

Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

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