632-3301/01 – Powder Metallurgy (PM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for VehiclesCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CEG004 Ing. Tomáš Čegan, Ph.D.
JUR46 Ing. Jan Juřica, Ph.D.
BUJ37 doc. Ing. Kateřina Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - define and explain basic conditions of successful application of powder metallurgy technology for production of materials and components - formulate advantages and disadvantages of powder metallurgy - evaluate and propose optimum technology for preparation of powder materials - classify typical representatives of individual powder metallurgy technologies - evaluate and evaluate influence of individual technological parameters on basic powder metallurgy operations - optimise material and technological parameters of production

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The course is focused on the technology of Powder metallurgy (PM), its advantages, limits and applications. PM is used to produce unique structural components and functional materials that are not possible or difficult to produce by conventional methods. Around 70 % of the structural parts produced by PM are consumed by the automotive industry. PM is also used in the production of a wide variety of materials for the electrical engineering (contact materials, refractory materials, magnetic materials, etc.) and machining industry (cemented carbides, cermets, CBN, diamodic tools, etc.). PM is an established green manufacturing technology for the production of net-shape components, which involves several steps: powder production, blending and mixing, compaction, and sintering. The input material for the powder production contains better than 85 % scrap metal and material utilization rates is on average better than 97 %.

Compulsory literature:

KURSA, M. a K. SKOTNICOVÁ. Powder metallurgy, study support. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2014. NEIKOV, O., S. NABOYCHENKO, N.V. YEFIMOV. Handbook of Non-Ferrous Metal Powders - Technologies and Applications. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009. ISBN 978-1-85617-422-0. GERMAN, R.M. Powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing: the processes, materials, products, properties, and applications. Princeton: Metal Powder Industries Federation, 2005. ISBN 0-9762057-1-8.

Recommended literature:

GERMAN, R.M.Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials Processing. MPIF, 2005. ISBN 0-9762057-1-8

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous verification of learning outcomes: •full-time study form - 1 test, 1 written work, 1 semestral project; •combined study form - 1 semestral project. Final verification of study results: •oral exam.


Other requirements

• Full-time study form: participation in the lab works, test, elaboration of the semestral project on a given topic. • Combined study form: elaboration of the extened semestral project on a given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Advantages and limits of powder metallurgy - Powder fabrication, physical, chemical and mechanical methods of production - Powder characterization, particle size analysis, particle shape, physical and technological properties - Fundamentals of compaction of powder materials, pressure assisted shaping (axial single and double-action pressing, isostatic pressing, rolling, extrusion, forging, metal injection molding), presureless shaping - Principal aspects of sintering, types of sintering processes, single component sintering, stages of sintering, mechanism of material transport, multicomponent sintering, liquid phase sintering, pore structures in sintering, sintering atmosphere and equipments - Products of powder metallurgy and their application (products based on iron, steel and non-ferrous metals, cemented carbides, friction materials, bearings materials, metal filters, contact materials, magnetic materials, hard and superhard materials)

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (N0715A270004) Materials and technologies for the automotive industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering SPO K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0715A270004) Materials and technologies for the automotive industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter