A custom continuous lab sintering furnace built specifically for powder metallurgy research will aid PM development efforts at the UMR MS&E Dept.
Powder-metallurgy (PM) research and development has been ongoing at the University of Missouri-Rolla for a good part of its 134-year history. Facilities and equipment are being continually upgraded and added to aid in improving powder metallurgy parts manufacturing, PM alloy development and improvement of PM part properties. The work at the UMR MS&E Dept. is targeted at powder characterization, pressing, hot pressing, powder injection molding, thermal analysis, ceramics processing, heat treatment, mechanical testing, intelligent control, machining and microstructural characterization.