Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders & PM Prod.
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The Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products has been developed to provide guidance for PM technology users and suppliers. They have been adopted in cooperation with member trade associations through committees comprised of technical experts responsible for developing standards within their areas of expertise and proposing them to the MPIF membership. Before a standard can be issued as an official MPIF standard, it must be approved by the MPIF membership as a whole. The standards have all been adopted under this procedure.
This new 2012 edition contains 42 standards covering terminology and recommended methods of test for metal powders, powder metal and metal injection molded parts, metallic filters, and powder metallurgy equipment. The new edition contains 3 new standards (Std. 67—Guide to Sample Preparation for the Chemical Analysis of the Metallic Elements in PM Materials, Std. 68—Guide to Temperature Profiling a Continuous Mesh-Belt Sintering Furnace and Std. 69—Guide for the Determination of the Porosity in Powder Metallurgy Products Using Automated Image Analysis), revisions—some major in scope—to 26 other standards and new or updated Precision Statements for 7 standards.