Adhering to industry standards is crucial for fostering customer confidence and maintaining the integrity of the Powder Metallurgy sector. They play a vital role in both technological development and business transactions, where a clear understanding of terms, material properties, and measurement methods is necessary.
The scope of ISO/TC 119 is ‘Standardisation of powder metallurgical materials concerning terms and definitions, sampling, testing methods and materials specifications.’ Testing methods include methods for the characterisation of metal powders as well as methods for the characterisation of sintered materials.
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To date, there are seventy-two published standards related to ISO/TC 119 and its sub-committees, and thirteen standards are under development. Two of the standards contain material specifications: ISO 5755 and ISO 22068, covering sintered metal materials and sintered metal injection moulded materials, respectively.
Published in the latest issue of Powder Metallurgy Review is the article ‘Building trust in the Powder Metallurgy industry: The role of standardisation and an update on recent work by ISO/TC 119.’ There, Mats Larsson, chairman of the technical committee ISO/TC 119 – Powder Metallurgy, explains the importance of standardisation in PM and offers insights into the organisation’s most recent work.