|About this Abstract
||2010 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Processing Materials for Properties
||Novel Forming Techniques in Fabrication of Powder-based Metals via Current Activated Tip-Based Sintering (CATS)
||D. Elting, E. Villar, K. S. Moon, S. Kassegne, K. Morsi
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Bulk powder-based products that are fabricated using spark plasma sintering are completed in significantly shorter times and lower temperatures compared to a conventional sintering process. This paper discusses novel techniques in current activated tip-based sintering (CATS) where current activation is applied "locally" through a conductive tip to a powder bed or compact under the application of a forming pressure. Research includes simple and more complex small-scale artifact fabrication through the CATS process, the variables involved and their optimization, and the implications for macro as well as micro scale pressure assisted manufacturing processes. The processing-manufacturing for property relations is discussed.
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