4 From Powder
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
 Based on customer specifications
Figure 49: The ceramic manufacturing