Kovar Alloy Powder
Unit Weight (g): 8.48
Dimensions (mm): 24.8*14.25*6.27
Material: Kovar Alloy Powder
Application: Communications Equipment
Component Type: Structural Part
Final polymer extraction occurs during sintering. Sintering was used thousands of years ago to harden bricks or pottery by firing the shaped "green" ceramic body. The same idea is applied in MIM. Sintering changes a powder structure into a solid structure. This is illustrated below using optical microstructures taken from a 17-4 PH stainless steel powder during heating to 1000°C (1832°F) and then 1365°C (2460°F). In these pictures, the pore space previously occupied by binder appears black, and it disappears during heating.