Spark Plasma Sintering (FCT)

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Spark Plasma Sintering (FCT)
Main characteristics: 
  • Front loading
  • Direct (pulsed) current heating
  • Impulse

    The Spark Plasma Sintering equipment, model D50 manufactured by FCT Systeme GmbH (Germany), is optimized to perform electrical field assisted sintering of metallic, ceramic or composite powders in a very short time at temperatures up to 2200 C. Our team has developed technologies based on the FAST (field assisted sintering technique)  process for producing various shaped specimens from powders as well as for joining dissimilar bulk materials.

    Characteristics:

    Front loading / Direct (pulsed or continous) current heating / Impulse bursts programmable / Maximum furnace temperature: 2400 C / Maximum working temperature: 2200 C / Temperature variation up to 400 C/min / Max. force 50 kN / Max. stroke distance: 85 mm / innert (Ar, He or N2) or low vacuum sintering / T measurement under 1000 C by termocouple / T measurement over 400 C by pyrometer / Graphite die bodies up to 50 mm diameter

    Applications:

    Sintering of metallic, ceramic or metallo-ceramic composite powders, joining of bulk/bulk or bulk/powder materials, special heat treatments.

    Included in HOTMAT infrastructure

    Responsible: Dr. Andrei Galatanu

    bursts programmable

  • Maximum furnace temperature: 2400 C
  • Maximum working temperature: 2200 C
  • Increasing temperature max 400 C/min.
  • Max. force 50 kN or max. pressure 200 bar
  • Max. stroke distance: 85 mm
  • Ar or N2 sintering
  • T measurement under 1000 C by termocouple
  • T measurement over 400 C by pyrometer
  • Graphite die bodies up to 30 mm diameter



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