Spark Plasma Sintering
Hot pressing furnaces apply heat and pressure simultaneously to a sample for densification, sintering or changing a material structure. Hot pressing furnaces are used in powder metallurgy and ceramics for bonding of powders or preformed compounds. Compression rods apply force on a sample typically in a punch and die setup. A water-cooled vacuum chamber surrounds the sample and allows the parts to be heated up to 2300°C in vacuum or gas environments. For more complex physical testing requirements or for customers that already own a physical test frame and wish to add controlled atmospheres and high temperatures to their capabilities, see our Physical Test Furnaces.
- Temperatures up to 2300°C (4172 °F)
- Compression forces up to 100 US Ton (890KN)
- +/-10°C Temperature uniformity
- 4″ or 6″ (102 mm or 152 mm ) of travel with 0.001″ (0.025 mm) accuracy
- Ceramic, Graphite or Metallic Hot Zones
- Doubles as a batch furnace