This research was a study of the parameters that affect the
production of components made by the compaction of metal
powders. The area of study was restricted to four iron powders
Makins 100 P1 (reduced), Mannesmann WPL 200 (atomised), Höganäs SC 100.26 (sponge) and Höganäs ASC 100.29 (atomised). These
were used with five solid lubricants made in powder form from
the following; zinc, calcium, aluminium, magnesium and sodium
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.