Effect of Carbon Content on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Powder Metallurgy Steels

Turkmen M.

POWDER METALLURGY AND METAL CERAMICS, vol.55, pp.164-171, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, steels, containing different proportions of C, were produced through powder metallurgy. The microstructure and mechanical properties of the produced powder-metallurgy (PM) steels were examined. The sintered density of PM steels was determined, and their microstructures were identified with optical microscopy, SEM, and EDS analyses. The results indicated that there was a significant increase in strength, but a decrease in elongation with an increase in C content. Considering the advantages of PM method, the results achieved in this study came almost close to rolled steel products.