Near Net Forming of Metal-Ceramic Parts by Plasma Spraying
A novel technology of metal-ceramic parts with special functions formed by plasma spraying has become an important research trend. In this paper, the technical characteristics and spray parameters have been analyzed in detail based on the experiments of metal-ceramic near net forming, and some important techniques such as spray mould fabricating, backing and demoulding have been researched and summarized. Furthermore, the microstructure and property have been analyzed to forecast the quality of spray-formed parts. The research results show that plasma spraying is suitable for the production of metal-ceramic parts of any size with special mechanical and thermomechanical properties, which can realize the contemporary integration of forming and machining. Therefore, this technology with simple process and low cost is a method of metal-ceramic fabrication with a broad and brilliant prospect.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
Z. Y. Zhao et al., "Near Net Forming of Metal-Ceramic Parts by Plasma Spraying", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1815-1818, 2005