316L Stainless Honeycombs Fabricated by Extruding and Sintering
Pure 316L powder is used to mix with an additive to prepare a powder mixed paste. 316L honeycombs were fabricated by extruding the powder mixed paste, then dried and sintered. The volume shrinkage and the apparent density of extruded honeycombs after drying and sintering were measured. The effect of sintering temperature on the volume shrinkage, the apparent density and the structure of honeycombs had been studied. The results show that the volume shrinkage and the apparent density of sintered honeycombs increase with sintering temperature from 1120°C to 1200°C , the volume shrinkage varying from 42% to 57%, and the apparent density from 1.9 to 2.9g/cm3 for 80% solids fraction. The volume shrinkage decreases and the apparent density increases with solid fractions increasing. The structure of sintered honeycombs consists of matrix phase α-Fe(Cr,Ni) , complex compounds of silicon, oxygen and inclusion elements. There is oxide film forming on surface of sintered honeycombs.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
Y. Zhou et al., "316L Stainless Honeycombs Fabricated by Extruding and Sintering", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 1921-1924, 2011