OPTIMISED IMPREGNATION PARAMETERS OF SELF-LUBRICATING POWDER METALLURGICAL COMPONENTS FOR COLD BULK FORMING

1 BEHRENS Bernd-Arno
Co-authors:
1 BRUNOTTE Kai 1 BOHR Dieter
Institution:
1 Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM), Leibniz Universität Hannover, An der Universität 2, 30823 Garbsen, Germany, EU, behrens@ifum.uni-hannover.de, brunotte@ifum.uni-hannover.de, bohr@ifum.uni-hannover.de
Conference:
27th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 23rd - 25th 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings 27th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
242-248
ISBN:
978-80-87294-84-0
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
24th October 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

In order to achieve an economical forming technology production, a well-developed lubrication technology is generally required. Within the scope of this work, further investigations on a novel self-lubricating forming process are presented. Powder metallurgical (PM) components were impregnated with lubricant to store the oil in their process-related porosity. In a subsequent forming process the resulting pressure forces the oil to leak out lubricating the process.In preliminary works it was found, that the required maximum forming load can be reduced up to 39 % by applying the new lubrication method. In addition, relative densities up to 99 % were reached after deformation. Based on this, in this contribution optimized impregnation parameters regarding the initial porosity and impregnation time are presented. Compression tests were conducted and strain-stress-curves were recorded and analyzed. In addition, friction factors were determined in order to characterize the lubrication behavior. With the optimized parameters significantly higher strains and lower friction factors as compared to dry forming could be achieved.

Keywords: Powder metallurgy, self-lubrication, upsetting, sintering
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