The SINTER-HIP furnace combines sintering and hipping in one chamber capable of producing final products/components starting with complex precision parts. It aims to produce high value-added metallic, oxide and non-oxide ceramics materials with near 100% density at a economical cost.
- Improve mechanical properties of powder processed components suitable for structural applications.
- Develop high performance, low cost near net shape metallic, carbide and ceramics materials via SINTER-HIP.
- Develop fine grain structures for specific application.
- Study the relationship among properties, dimensional stability, voids and process parameters.
- Presently, work on superalloys components indicates that the voids have been reduced and further improvement is still on-going.
- Shape retention is similar to conventional sintering.
Contact PersonChua Beng Wah(bwchua@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg)
The key advantages of SINTER-HIP lie in its ability to produce final/complex parts that are:
- In one process (sintering first & then immediately following the HIPing in the same chamber)
- Porosity free
- Fine grain structure & improved properties
- SINTER-HIP is able to process high value-added metallic, oxide and non-oxide ceramic materials/components typically used in aerospace, military, oil & gas, automotive, electronics, marine and other PE industries.
- SINTER-HIP is presently used to process superalloys to minimise the voids which are present in the as-sintered materials.