Processing and Process Parameters (Ceramics and other materials)
Field of activity Methods / Equipment
Powder processing Milling and Dispersing,
Planetary Mills and Ultrasound
Particle size distribution Laser light scattering
Sample preparation Sawing, polishing, grinding
Shaping Dry pressing (uniaxial, cold-isostatic), hot pressing (uniaxial), dip coating, screen printing, tape casting
Sintering und Heat treatments In air, inert gas, vacuum, under pressure,
various chamber and tube furnaces, up to 2200 °C
Sintering shrinkage Temperature-shrinkage-curves, RT – 2200 °C,
Infiltration (with metals) Gas pressure (up to 100 bar and 2200 °C)