Chapter 27. Low-Cost Processing of Dense and Complex Products

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. H. T. Larker,
  2. J. E. Adlerborn and
  3. E. Karlsson

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch27

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Larker, H. T., Adlerborn, J. E. and Karlsson, E. (1993) Low-Cost Processing of Dense and Complex Products, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch27

Author Information

  1. ABB Cerama AB S-915 23 Robertsfors Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • low cost alternative;
  • glass encapsulated;
  • sintered alumina;
  • silicon nitride;
  • hot pressing technique

Summary

Glass-encapsulated hot isostatic pressing–an inherently very expensive process according to the common conception–can on different levels of comparison turn out to be a low-cost alternative that fulfills product specifications. Glass-encapsulated HIP is now used in series production of silicon nitride/silicon carbide composites as well as in boron carbide and silicon nitride monoliths. Examples of applications are in advanced textile machinery and in the nuclear industry. The reason for competitiveness for components made of silicon nitride base ceramics with parts of sintered alumina–in some applications–is mainly the very high precision without postmachining that can be reached with injection-molded preforms and glass-encapsulated HIP.