Process Shaping powder materials
Powder technology is a family of net- or near-net-shaping methods used to shape metals and ceramics from powders.
The amount of waste material is very low and costly post-machinings are often avoided.
The technology involves the following steps.

1)The starting powder is prepared;
2)The powder is formed into a desired shape (green body), which can be furtherly worked; 3)The green body is sintered at a high temperature (densification).
4)The sintered compact is finished into the final shape.

Frequently a combination of high-temperature and pressure (hot pressing) is used.
Danish Name Pulverteknologi
Category Mass conserving processes
Plastic forming
Powder extrusion
Powder injection moulding
Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP)
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
Uniaxial pressing
Reaction forming
Materials Ceramics
Metal powders
References EPMA
Photo Thomas Nissen (Computer graphics)
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