From the TRIP effect and Quenching and Partitioning steels concepts to the development of new high-performance, lean powder metallurgy steels Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2013

start page

  • 253

end page

  • 256


  • 573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0921-5093

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4936


  • A new method of developing lean powder metallurgy steel is proposed. The microstructure of the steel is tailored by combining two different prealloyed steel grades. These materials open a new niche in steel grades for high-performance applications by using a low-cost method of production. Moreover, an alternative route to developing microstructures suitable for manufacturing TRIP and/or Q&P steels is proposed avoiding some of the complex steps that must otherwise be taken to obtain the proper starting microstructure.


  • powder metallurgy; lean steels; trip; q&p; mechanical-properties; austenite fraction; retained austenite; transformation; enhancement; alloys