Several consolidation procedures have been developed during the last fifteen years to process mechanically alloyed (MA) powders at the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Group (University of Seville). MA powders were processed by conventional cold pressing and vacuum sintering. In addition, several densification promoters were used. The resulting parts, with second phases precipitated during the consolidation, showed good tensile strength, both at room and high temperature. Nowadays, nanostructured and amorphous MA alloys are being processed by electrical resistance sintering (ERS), which prevents microstructure evolution during consolidation.
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