New Information on PM Materials Published

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has published the 2012 edition of MPIF Standard 35, Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts. Aimed at design/materials engineers and purchasing agents, the 96-page standard contains new information on many of the 98 industry-approved ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless steel materials used to make powder metallurgy (PM) parts.

The revised standard features new materials and mechanical property data for prealloyed steel (FL-5108), hybrid low-alloy steel (FLN2-3905), and diffusion-alloyed steel (FD-0101) as well as 400 series stainless steel (SS-409LE and SS-409LNi).  A new section for strain-controlled fatigue data is included.

It also contains new or revised engineering information including hardenability (Jominy) data for hybrid low-alloy steel (FLN2-3905), diffusion-alloyed steel (FD-0105), and coefficient of thermal expansion (CT-1000). All materials property values are presented in inch–pound and SI units throughout the standard.

The new standard is available in several versions at a list price of $60: hard-copy printed editions, CD-ROM, or downloadable digital (pdf) format. It can be purchased online ( along with other MPIF materials standards covering powder-forged steel PM parts, metal injection molded (MIM) parts, and PM self-lubricating bearings.