Chapter 1. Modeling the Slip Casting Process

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. J. E. Funk and
  2. D. R. Dinger

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470312933.ch1

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 3/4

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Funk, J. E. and Dinger, D. R. (2008) Modeling the Slip Casting Process, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470312933.ch1

Author Information

  1. Clemson University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374900

Online ISBN: 9780470312933

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Keywords:

  • combustion;
  • derivation;
  • extrusion;
  • interparticle;
  • characterization

Summary

A model has been presented to describe slip casting of a porcelain whiteware body. The separate contributions of particle physics and interparticle chemistry to rheology and slip performance were described. This model can be applied to any wet-forming process of any ceramic powder simply by varying the powder and slip characteristics.

The model has been tested in plant environments which originally used extremely poor casting clays, and then improved to excellent performance. Some of the model is speculative and awaits the results of research into structure predictions by fractal analysis.