Inductive hot pressing is a consolidation method which can be seen as an alternative approach to direct hot pressing. With this process high heating rates – compared to direct hot pressing – can be realized.
Besides hot pressing, this technology can also be used for rapid sintering experiments (without applying mechanical pressure) as well as for first screening tests (small samples, 10 - 20 mm) if expensive raw materials are used.
Typical Process Parameters
|Heating rate||100 - 200 K/min|
|Cooling rate||100 K/min|
|Max. temperature||2000 °C|
|Mech. pressure||30-50 MPa|
|Atmospheres||Vac, Ar, N2, forming gas|
|Typical cycle||< 1 hr|