An analytical appraisal has been made of the cold
compaction behaviour of a series of metal powders of different
geometry, crystallographic and metallurgical structure,
variable size and size distribution. The powders were
pressed isostatically to eliminate die-wall friction effects
arising from the more common method of die compaction used
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