Get The Field Assisted Sintering That Makes a Difference
Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) is a powder metallurgy process that offers many advantages over traditional sintering methods. FAST utilizes ultra-high frequency electric fields to rapidly accelerate the sintering of metal and ceramic powders into intricate parts with high dimensional accuracy and strength. Compared to conventional sintering, FAST reduces production cycle time by up to 75%, resulting in increased productivity and cost savings. In addition, the accelerated process allows for better control over porosity, shrinkage and density which results in improved part performance.
Vibrates the Powder Particles
The field assisted sintering process begins with a powdered material mixed with a binder system which aids in forming complex shapes during compaction. The mixture is then placed in a sintering furnace where it is exposed to ultra-high frequency electric field that vibrates the powder particles and removes surface layers of the binder material. The result is an increased density in the part as well as improved strength and dimensional accuracy. This process can also be used to create complex shapes with intricate details such as holes and threads, which are impossible to achieve with conventional sintering methods.
A Relatively New Technology
FAST has become increasingly popular due to its ability to produce parts quickly and cost effectively compared to traditional manufacturing techniques such as machining or casting. Additionally, FAST can produce materials with high strength and wear resistance, making it ideal for applications requiring materials resistant to corrosion or harsh environmental conditions. It is a relatively new technology, but it has already been adopted by many industries for its numerous advantages. Automotive, aerospace and medical industries are utilizing the process to produce high quality parts in a fraction of the time that would otherwise be needed with traditional manufacturing techniques.
Higher Part Strength
Overall, Field Assisted Sintering Technology offers numerous benefits ranging from shorter production cycles and cost savings to higher part strength and precision. It is quickly becoming the preferred method of choice due to its ability to create complex shapes with intricate details while providing material properties suitable for demanding applications. As this technology continues to advance, it will become even more prevalent in various industrial sectors throughout the world. Talk with Cal Nano today to find out more!