Breviary Technical Ceramics


      From Powder to Part




4 From Powder to Part

4.1 Manufacture

The basic properties of the ceramic product are influenced by the selection of raw materials and the manufacturing process (see figure 48).

Figure 48: Influences on the microstructure

Throughout the entire complex manufacturing process (see Figure 49), the powder, forming and sintering processes together influence the formation of the crucially important microstructure and thereby the desired properties of the final product.

Particularly close dimensional tolerances in components are made possible through hard machining of the sintered ceramics.

Consistently high quality is based on proven, controlled manufacturing techniques, whose specifications and results are routinely monitored and recorded.

Q = Quality control measures          
[1] Based on customer specifications

Figure 49: The ceramic manufacturing process



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