Microwave heating and sintering is fundamentally different from the conventional sintering, which involves radiant/resistance heating followed by transfer of thermal energy via conduction to the inside of the body being processed. Microwave heating is a volumetric heating involving conversion of electromagnetic energy into thermal energy, which is instantaneous, rapid and highly efficient.
What are the advantages of Microwave Technology?
- Time and energy saving (Low cost)
- High heating rates (>400°C/minute) (Minimization of grain growth)
- Lower sintering time and temperature (Energy savings)
- Fine microstructures (Improved mechanical properties)
- Synthesis of new and special materials (New market potential)
- Improvement in the product performance
- Environmentally friendly technique
- Controlled inert atmosphere-Environmentally friendly process
Applications of this technology
- Metallic Powders –MAGNETS
- Ceramic Powders- THERMOELECTRICS BATTERY MATERIALS