Powder Processing Science and Technology for Increased Reliability


  • Fred F. Lange

    1. Materials Department, College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106
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      Member, American Ceramic Society.

  • Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1987. (Paper No. 199–B–87 (Sosman Lecture)).

  • Supported in part by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research under Contract No. AFOSR–87–0291.


Issues concerning powder consolidation methods compatible with the colloidal approach and issues associated with other powder processing steps, viz., densification and microstructural control, are presented with regard to research directions leading to more reliable ceramics.