Bridgewater, N.J., U.S., May 10, 2017 – Two members of the Linde LLC Metals industry segment will detail atmosphere control technology that can a) address the challenge of total quality control, and b) protect furnace equipment, in presentations at PowderMet 2017, June 13-16 in Las Vegas.
Control technology from Linde (booth #320) is advancing powder metallurgy (PM) and every sequence of the fabrication chain, including additive manufacturing. The presentations will be of particular interest to manufacturers involved in PM sintering and metal-injection-molding (MIM) sintering processes. They are scheduled for the Furnace Atmosphere & Control technical session June 15th at 8 a.m.:
- “Carbon Control: PM Industry Challenges and Practical Solutions in the Sintering Process.”
Akin Malas, Head of Applications Technology, Metals, Linde LLC, will discuss how total process control of hydrocarbons can improve the quality and consistency of parts, and is now a benchmark for automotive and aerospace applications.
- “Protection of Sintering Furnace Equipment Against Corrosion and Carburization.”
Grzegorz Moroz, Program Manager, Metals, Linde LLC, will detail the full impact of high-temperature corrosion and carburization on parts and equipment – and how they can be avoided to dramatically reduce downtime and maximize manufacturing productivity.
Linde offers total atmosphere control in sintering of PM and MIM parts with the SINTERFLEX® Atmosphere Control System (ACS). The SINTERFLEX ACS technology optimizes the control of oxygen and carbon content in the sintering atmosphere. By establishing a carbon-neutral atmosphere during sintering, the system eliminates decarburization, creating more uniform carbon content of sintered parts. The system also improves and optimizes the total carbon input to the sintering furnace, eliminating excessive carbon deposition which may affect the life of expensive furnace components.
Powder metal sintering requires a specific gas atmosphere in order to assist de-lubrication of green components and to avoid decarburization during the sintering process. Sintering is a high-temperature process that forms engineered components by fusing alloyed powders together by applying heat below their melting point. PowderMet is the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials.
Linde LLC offers a portfolio of solutions for the ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy industries, ranging from gases and equipment to services and process consulting for additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, combustion, heat treatment and cooling. For more information, attend the PowderMet 2017 presentations, visit Linde LLC (www.lindeus.com) at PowderMet booth #320, or call: 800-755-9277.
About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 16.948 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.lindeus.com