Tungsten Copper Sintered Properties

Tungsten-copper composite sintered body directly affects the comprehensive performance of final product so that the determination of the relative aspects of density, hardness, conductivity, shrinkage, scanning electron microscopy and crushing strength becomes essential. Next, we will combine the experience of some relevant theoretical principles and production practices as summarized in one by one analysis of the test method.

Relative Density Test: It usually uses Archimedes drainage method, which weighs tungsten copper sintered in the air and in distilled water separately by electronic balance. Subsequently removed with a filter paper and then sintered body dry surface of the water and drying weighed. The conclusion that the actual density tungsten-copper sintered body, the relative density and opening rate formulas based on Archimedes' principle.

Hardness Test: Different from Rockwell hardness of tungsten carbide, tungsten copper products commonly tested by Vickers hardness. The basic process is to measure metallographic sandpaper good surface finish to standard mirror wafer sample was placed on a micro hardness tester, then a relative angle between the plane of a rectangular pyramidal diamond indenter of 136 °, using 0.1kgf (0.98N) pressure pressed into the sample surface. After a period of time (usually set 10S), remove the pressure with a magnification of 40 times optical microscope to accurately measure the length of indentation diagonal by formula Vickers hardness (HV = 0.1891 × F / d2, HV Vickers hardness, F is the applied pressure, d is the amount of indentation diagonal arithmetic mean) obtained the hardness.

Electric Conductivity Test: It is a relative simple process that put tungsten copper (W-Cu) sintered body with high surface roughness grinded by metallographic abrasive paper on the equipment, and generally use alternating current bridge method, first determine the resistivity of the formula, and then through the relationship between conductivity and resistivity calculate the conductivity, but also during the relative conductivity values were calculated (based on the relative value of conductivity international standard soft copper is annealed conductivity of copper is 100% 1.7241μΩ • cm conductivity).

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