Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST), also known as Spark plasma sintering (SPS), or Direct Current Sintering (DCS), is an innovative sintering technique, which has been increasingly used to sinter a variety of materials with nano-sized grains and superior properties.
In particular, field-assisted sintering technology (FAST) offers the prospect of the rapid high temperature and low cost consolidation of Ti alloy powders [13,14]. A final forging step is often found to further improve properties through recrystallisation and the break-up of α at prior-β boundaries .
Rapid Hot Pressing. We use machines with inductive and direct heating for rapid consolidation with heating rates of 100 - 300 K/minute. Our direct heating technology is also known as SPS - Spark Plasma Sintering or FAST - Field Assisted Sintering. The advantage of our machine is the large manufacturing electrode size of 350 x 350 mm and a
In the last few years, Flash Sintering (FS) has emerged as one of the most promising consolidation routes, allowing a dramatic reduction in firing time, temperature and energy consumption [2,3]. It belongs to the family of field/current assisted sintering techniques.
The Direct Current Sintering (DCS) furnace is Thermal Technology's product offering for the process known as Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) or the Field Assisted Sintering Technique (FAST). The process uses high electrical current to rapidly heat a conductive tooling assembly under simultaneous uniaxial pressure inside of a vacuum chamber.
A wide variety of spark plasma sintering furnace options are available to you, There are 182 spark plasma sintering furnace suppliers, mainly located in Asia. The top supplying country or region is China, which supply of spark plasma sintering furnace respectively.
Powder produced by gas atomisation of metastable beta alloy Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr has been consolidated using field-assisted sintering technology (FAST) to examine the suitability of the process to produce pre-forged billets as opposed to the conventional multi-step Kroll-VAR-forging route.
20091120Keywords: patents, spark plasma sintering, pulsed electric current sintering, electric assisted sintering, electric discharge compaction, field activated/assisted sintering technique Despite the tremendous advances in electric current activated/assisted sintering (ECAS)  technology in the last
Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Process Description. Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) also known as Pulsed Electric Current Sintering (PECS) or Field Assisted Sintering Technique (FAST) is a process used in materials engineering to create solid materials with special properties from powders, sometimes called nanomaterials.
Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) - also referred to as Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) or Pulsed Electronic Current Sintering (PECS) - is a revolutionary and cutting edge process that compacts fully dense bodies from metal powders, composites, alloys and ceramics in a shorter time, at higher temperatures and with the finest nanograin
between particles was found during the spark plasma sintering (SPS) process.28,29 We must point out that SPS employs low dc ﬁelds (few Vcm−1) and high currents (usually kA) through a graphite die containing the ceramic powder, whereas electric ﬁeld-assisted sintering employs relatively high ﬁelds
The sintering mould and Electrodes are similar to those employed in field assisted sintering techniques (FAST) such as spark plasma sintering and single electromagnetic pulse sintering technologies. The method, analogous to resistive sintering, is a direct evolution of a welding technology named Capacitor Discharge Welding ( Kondensator
Flash-Sintering experiments were conducted in a custom made furnace by suspending a green dog-bone shaped sample in a vertical tubular furnace by the mean of two platinum electrodes in air atmosphere  and the Spark Plasma Sintering tests were performed with a SPS installed in a glovebox to allow safe handling of radioactive materials . 3.
Following the development of spark plasma sintering (SPS) technology, it is now possible to process nanocrystalline materials with controlled grain growth. SPS, also referred to as the field-assisted sintering technique (FAST) or pulsed electric current sintering (PECS), was developed with the aim of improving on the well-established hot pressing
201386Spark plasma sintering (SPS) is a newly developed process (a synthesis and processing technique) which makes it possible for sintering and sinter-bonding at low temperatures and short periods by charging the intervals between powder particles with electrical energy and effectively applying a high temperature spark plasma which is generated
Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) or Field Assisted Sintering (FAST) is a new and innovative sintering technology with increasing importance for the preparation of several materials including composites or functionally graded materials. The process is based on hot pressing with an application of a pulsed electrical current instead of using an
Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), also known as Pulsed Electric Current Sintering (PECS) or Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST), employs a pulsed DC current to heat up an electrically conductive tool and possibly powder compact by Joule heating.