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Code No: RR411803 Set No.

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IV B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
POWDER METALLURGY
(Metallurgy & Material Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. Discuss in brief some of the modern developments in

(a) powder production


(b) compacting and
(c) sintering [6+5+5]

2. Give three examples of applications of Powder Metallurgy and briefly explain the
reason for such applications. [16]

3. (a) During the electrolytic process of metal powder production what are the effects
of current density and metal-ion concentration on the nature of deposition?
(b) Describe the two following methods :
i. Production of ultrafine powders
ii. Alloy powders [8+4+4]

4. (a) Why is it difficult to produce uniform density by the die compaction method?
(b) Explain the ways by which the density variations can be decreased. [8+8]

5. (a) Explain mechanisms of sintering.


(b) Explain prevention of oxidation of steel during sintering. [10+6]

6. (a) What kind of Powders are normally put for activated sintering?
(b) Briefly explain the mechanism behind activated sintering. [6+10]

7. (a) Compare the properties of Cemented Carbide with those of high speed steel.
(b) Describe the method adopted for metallographic examination of the fractured
surface of cemented carbide? What phases will you obtain in the microstruc-
ture [6+10]

8. Explain with the help of a flow sheet diagram the method of manufacture of ferrites.
[16]

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Code No: RR411803 Set No. 2
IV B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
POWDER METALLURGY
(Metallurgy & Material Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) What is Powder Metallurgy?


(b) When is it preferred over conventional methods?
(c) What are its advantages and limitations? [4+6+6]

2. (a) Explain why the Powder Metallurgy method is indispensable to the manufac-
ture of some components.
(b) Give some examples of the use of metal powders for purposes other than
shaping parts. [7+9]

3. Discuss the electrolytic method of Copper production indicating its advantages,


limitations and the principle on which the method is based, the main variables
affecting the properties of the powder and technology of the process. [16]

4. Write an essay on some of the important and modern methods of forming metal
powders. [16]

5. Discuss the Powder Rolling process and explain the various limitations of this
method for the production of strips. [16]

6. (a) What kind of Powders are normally put for activated sintering?
(b) Briefly explain the mechanism behind activated sintering. [6+10]

7. Discuss in brief the preperation, properties and uses of hard metals. [16]

8. Discuss the process manufacture of the following:

(a) Tungsten filaments


(b) Die blocks
(c) Babbitt bearings for automobiles [6+4+6]

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Code No: RR411803 Set No. 3
IV B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
POWDER METALLURGY
(Metallurgy & Material Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. Explain any two of the following:

(a) Production of Nickel powder by precipitation from a liquid phase.


(b) Electrolytic copper powder production.
(c) Atomisation of liquid metals [8+8]

2. Give three examples of applications of Powder Metallurgy and briefly explain the
reason for such applications. [16]

3. Explain any two of the following powder characteristics and their effect on com-
paction and sintering:

(a) Compactibility
(b) Flow rate
(c) Apparent density. [8+8]

4. Explain the following terms:

(a) Apparent density


(b) Tap density
(c) Green strength
(d) Flowability [4 x 4]

5. (a) Compare and contrast hot compacting with cold die compaction.
(b) Explain the process, the limitations and the fields of application of hot com-
pacting.
(c) Do you expect any variation in the compact strength and other properties in
compacts obtained by these two techniques? Give reasons. [6+6+4]

6. (a) Critically explain the steps involved in production of Self-lubricating bearings.


(b) What are their fields of application? [12+4]

7. Critically discuss the shaping methods used for production of cemented carbide
parts. [16]

8. Discuss the process manufacture of the following:

(a) Tungsten filaments

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(b) Die blocks
(c) Babbitt bearings for automobiles [6+4+6]

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Code No: RR411803 Set No. 4
IV B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2007
POWDER METALLURGY
(Metallurgy & Material Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) When is Powder Metallurgy preferred over conventional fabrication techniques?


(b) Explain advantages and limitations of Powder Metallurgy. [8+8]

2. (a) Discuss the principles upon which the various grinding mills operate for making
metal powders.
(b) Mention the advantages of the milling method and the special fields of its
application. [8+8]

3. Discuss the electrolytic method of Copper production indicating its advantages,


limitations and the principle on which the method is based, the main variables
affecting the properties of the powder and technology of the process. [16]

4. Describe any three of the following powder compaction methods:

(a) High energy rate forming technique.


(b) Double action floating die compaction.
(c) Extrusion of powders.
(d) Continuous compaction of powders. [6+5+5]

5. (a) Compare and contrast hot compacting with cold die compaction.
(b) Explain the process, the limitations and the fields of application of hot com-
pacting.
(c) Do you expect any variation in the compact strength and other properties in
compacts obtained by these two techniques? Give reasons. [6+6+4]

6. (a) What is liquid phase sintering?


(b) Explain the stages, advantages and applications in Industry. [4+12]

7. (a) Compare the properties of Cemented Carbide with those of high speed steel.
(b) Describe the method adopted for metallographic examination of the fractured
surface of cemented carbide? What phases will you obtain in the microstruc-
ture [6+10]

8. Write short notes on:

(a) Sintered carbide tools


(b) Furnaces used for sintering

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(c) Sieve analysis
(d) Hot isostatic pressing [4 x 4]

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