Site Map
Research Program Areas

Synthetic hard instrumental materials (SHIM)

Click to zoom in!
Dies (SHIM-2A)

SHIMs are dense ceramic materials produced by force SHS-pressing technology. In comparison with alloys produced by powder metallurgy, the SHS materials possess perfect structure and increased purity and strength. Several brands of SHIM with various physical and mechanical properties have been developed (See in table)

 

Brand

Density (g/cm3)

Average grain size (mm)

Hardness (HRA)

Bending strength kg/mm2)

Application

SHIM-I/3

4,94

5-7

93,5

70-80

Cutting tools, PVD targets

SHIM-2

5,50

5-7

90

100-110

Wear-resistant coatings

SHIM-2A

6,40

1-2

87

160-180

Dies

SHIM-3/3

5,37

3-4

92,5

80-100

Cutting tools

SHIM-3B

5,40

2-4

92,5

70-80

Scale-resistant products

SHIM-4

4,20

1-2

86

100-120

Heat-resistant products

SHIM-5

5,70

1-2

90-91,5

120-140

Cutting tools



Click to zoom in!
Click to zoom in!
Cutting tools
The structure of SHIM-5 showing the dispersion-hardening of both the TiN grains and nickel-molybdenum binder after tempering at 700oC
 
 
 
2017 MISA Infocenter