Mechanical and functional properties of Invar alloy for mu-MIM Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2014

start page

  • 127

end page

  • 136


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  • 57

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5899

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-2901


  • Micrometal injection moulding (mu-MIM) is a promising alternative for fabricating micro parts. Low coefficient of thermal expansion Fex-Ni1-x alloys are suitable to meet high dimensional stability with temperature keeping acceptable mechanical properties. However, these alloys are sensible of elements contamination during the debinding and sintering stages, and their dimensional stability and mechanical properties could be affected. The present work studies the effect of using combinations of debinding and sintering atmospheres in the micropowder injection moulding of Invar 36 feedstocks based on cellulose acetate butyrate binders. Microtensile specimens were successfully injected. Densification and microstructure at different conditions were linked with mechanical and physical properties of the parts. The processing conditions, and thus, the residual C, O and especially H influence severely these properties.


  • invar 36; cellulose acetate butyrate; polyethylene glycol; micro-mim; sintering atmospheres; fe-ni-c; magnetic-properties; thermal-expansion; micro-powder; carbon; feedstocks; coefficient; reduction; fe-36ni; oxides