Friction Materials.- 1 The U. S. Friction Materials Industry.- 2 Sintered Metal Brake Linings for Automotive Applications.- 3 A Contribution to the Investigation of Dry Friction of Sintered Steel.- 4 The Influence of Structure and Metal Additions on the Properties of Iron-Graphite Sintered Materials.- 5 Effect of Graphite Content on the Antifriction Properties of Metallographite Materials.- 6 The Influence of Silica and Alumina Additions to Sintered Iron-Based Friction Materials.- 7 Experience in Manufacturing Iron-Base Sintered Friction Alloys.- 8 Trends in the Development of Bearing and Friction Materials on the Basis of Iron-Graphite- Pores.- 9 Iron-Based Sintered Antifriction Materials for Heavy- Duty Service.- 10 Some Recent Advances in the Manufacture of the Friction Sintered Material Grade FMK-11.- 11 The Influence of Copper on the Properties of Sintered Iron-Graphite Friction Materials.- 12 New Sintered Friction Materials.- 13 Studies of Friction Materials.- Antifriction Materials.- 14 The Bearing Performance of Sintered Metal Bearings.- 15 Porous Metal Bearings.- 16 Lubrication of a Porous Bearing-Stokes' Solution.- 17 Lubrication of a Porous Bearing-Reynolds' Solution.- 18 Selecting the Right Lubricant for Self-Lubricating Bearings and Parts.- 19 Sintered Bearings.- 20 Effect of Copper Addition on the Bearing Properties of Sintered Iron-Graphite.- 21 Effect of Sizing Allowance on the Surface Quality of Iron-Graphite Bushings.- 22 Production and Properties of a New Porous Bearing.- 23 A New Dry-Running Bearing Material 303.- 24 Cost Structure for Self-Lubricating Bearings.- Appendix Metal Powder Industries Federation P/M Materials Standards and Specifications.
Powder metallurgy literature in the English language includes a large number of books and several thousand articles in various journals. The rate of growth of this literature increases from year to year. It covers well the whole field of powder metallurg- materials, processes and products - with two exceptions: friction and antifriction branches of powder metallurgy. This lack of information has nothing to do with scientific or technical considerations, and definitely has nothing to do with lack of initiative in the development of these materials. The industry concerned with the production of friction and antifriction materials is continually developing new products and techniques and produc tion is steadily growing. However, most companies working on these materials regard their experiences and new advancements as "proprietary" and, for competitive reasons, are not interested in publishing in the technical literature except for very perfunctory and usually highly commercial papers. Very little work on fric tion and antifriction materials is going on in independent labora tories and university laboratories, although fundamental studies in this field offer very interesting aspects.
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