Fabrication of Highly Compacted Green Body Using Multi-Sized Al Powder under a Centrifugal Force

Bakytzhan Sariyev, Abilkhairkhan Aldabergen, Dulat Akzhigitov, Boris Golman, Christos Spitas

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This study investigates the application of centrifugal force for the compaction of metal powder. Previous studies using the centrifugal force for manufacturing the green bodies were focused on fine powders with narrow particle size distribution or binary mixtures. This study explores the particle packing of multi-sized powder. Aluminum alloy powder with a particle size less than 100 µm and polymer binder were admixed and compacted in the centrifugal casting with ranging magnitudes of centripetal acceleration. Three different centrifugal forces were tested: 700, 1800, and 3700 G. The microstructure of the green bodies was then observed on the SEM micrographs. The obtained green bodies had high packing densities ranging from 62 to 69%. The packing density and median particle size increase at the positions further away from the center of rotation of the centrifuge with an increase of centrifugal force. The effect of centrifugal force on the segregation of particles was investigated through the quasi-binary segregation index. The segregation phenomena was not observed at 700 G, but clear particle segregation was found at higher centrifugal forces. The increase of the centrifugal force resulted in higher segregation with finer particles moving to the inner part of the spinning mold, with a significant change in the size of particles located closer to the center of rotation. Overall, the centrifugal process was found to produce highly compacted green bodies while yielding a segregation effect due to wide particle size distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalJournal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • centrifugal force
  • compaction
  • green body
  • multi-sized metal powder
  • segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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