Question: Can a finished sintered metal part be used in welding applications?
Best Practices for Welding Sintered Metals
- Keep parts free of contaminants
- Residual lubricants, coolants or cleaning solutions reduce the weld integrity.
- Select a material with a lower carbon content
- The materials with a 0.0 - 0.5% perform better than the higher carbon blends.
- Use a higher density
- Parts with densities above 6.8 g/cc provide improved weld contact areas.