Spark Plasma Sintering

The SPS process is expected to find increased use in the fabrication of functionally graded materials (FGMs), intermetallic compounds, fiber reinforced ceramics (FRC), metal matrix composites (MMC) and nano crystalline materials, which are difficult to sinter by conventional sintering methods.
The major interest in this process, when the sintering parameters have been mastered, is linked to the extreme rapidity of the thermal treatment.

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