The Effect of Porosity and Cu Rate on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Co Alternative Powder Metallurgy Compound

  • Ertuğrul Çelık Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Alı Kemal Aslan Tunceli University, Vocational High School of Tunceli


Cu-Ni-MX1480 powder compound were prepared at six different alloy ratios and cold pressed with a pressure of 300 MPa. Then 12 samples were obtained by hot pressing at 700 оC with 20 MPa pressure and at 800 oC with 30 MPa pressure for 4 minutes in a vacuum atmosphere hot pressing machine. Porosity ratios of samples were calculated by the different between theoretical density and measured density of samples. Effect of porosity on microstructure and mechanical properties were investigated by performing SEM, XRD, hardness measurements and TRS tests. It was observed that as a result of increased hot pressing parameters and increased Cu ratio, porosity ratio was decreased and better mechanical properties achieved.