Accession Number:

ADA160776

Title:

Military Process Specification for Type 46XX Powder-Forged Weapon Components

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan 1984-Jun 1985

Corporate Author:

SPS TECHNOLOGIES JENKINTOWN PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The open literature was searched for information on the processing and properties of power-forged PF 46XX and 10XX steels. Graphs were constructed which compared the reported PF material properties to those of equivalent American Iron and Steel Institute AISI wrought grades. The favorable comparisons demonstrated the feasibility of powder forging as a practical manufacturing technology. The technical and economic feasibility of manufacturing thirty small-caliber weapon components by powder forging was addressed. Several components were identified as promising candidates. A comprehensive testing program on PF 46XX steel was conducted at three carbon levels, four levels of deformation and four states of temper. The data were used to develop a military specification for powder-forged weapon components. Handbook data on the currently-used wrought alloys were used to prepare interchangeability tables and graphs to aid designers in selecting appropriate PF steels.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE