Fabrication of Large Ceramic Components with Controlled Microstructure by Powder Thermoset Molding
Thermoset molding in wet and dry state was successfully employed to fabricate high strength reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSC) ceramics. Granule transfer molding (GCM) was developed to prevent segregation of component particles and binder phase in wet state, while granule compression molding was applied in dry state to fabricate green compact with significant variation of compaction ratio. Low-fill density granules with mixing homogeneity were critical for promoting lateral deformation of granules during consolidation. In addition, anodic performance of Ni-YSZ anode was significantly enhanced by replacing solid fugitive phase with viscoelastic fugitive phase used as binder in thermoset molding.
T. Ohji, T. Sekino and K. Niihara
H. W. Lee et al., "Fabrication of Large Ceramic Components with Controlled Microstructure by Powder Thermoset Molding", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 317-318, pp. 733-738, 2006