Sintering of Ceramics
September 28-29, 2019 — 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon | Held in conjunction with MS&T2019, Portland, OR
Instructor: Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis
Engineers and scientists in industry, national laboratories, and academia involved in the research, development, and production of ceramics, as well as professionals interested in continuing education in this area are encouraged to attend this course.
Sintering is a ubiquitous processing step for manufacturing ceramics for a diverse set of applications. While commonly related to powder processing of ceramic parts, its important roles in other processes, such as additive manufacturing, nanotechnology and thin films, are less commonly discussed.
This two-day course will cover the principles and practices in sintering, giving the students sufficient background to be able to:
- perform sintering of powders to achieve specified target microstructures
- understand the difficulties encountered in practical powder sintering
- take practical steps to rectify the problems encountered in producing required target microstructures
- understand how sintering aspects help optimization of related ceramic processes.