Study of the Debinding Rate on MIM Parts Using Plasma Assisted Debinding
Binders based on mixtures of polymers and waxes are suitable both for solvent combined with thermal extraction, as well as for pure thermal debinding. The recently developed plasma-assisted debinding and sintering (PADS) process has been targeted, for historical reasons, on a wax-polymer system, appropriated for solvent combined with thermal extraction processes. This paper shows experimental results related to the debinding rate of parts produced by metal powder injection molding using the recently developed Plasma Assisted Debinding process. Influence of temperature and the ratio of cathodic area on the mass loss were studied.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
W. da Silveira et al., "Study of the Debinding Rate on MIM Parts Using Plasma Assisted Debinding", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 591-593, pp. 229-234, 2008