Industrial scale field assisted sintering: Is an emerging disruptive manufacturing technology

S. Chanthapan, A. Rape, S. Gephart, Anil K. Kulkarni, J. Singh

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Abstract

Researchers at Applied Research Lab at Penn State used field assisted sintering technology (FAST) by FCT Systeme GmbH, Rauenstein, Germany, to demonstrate the proof-of-concept in fabricating a net-shaped heat-sink plate with entrapped thermally pyrolitic graphite (TPG) and fins. The system includes a digital radiation thermometer capable of measuring from 600 to 3000°C, specimen displacement measuring equipment, a pressure control unit, and a gas-flow controller. It is important to note that the interface between the matrix, Cu, and secondary phase must be good for the heat transfer. It was also found that tailoring just the surface chemistry of the heat-sink plate will offer a significant pay- off with improvement in the performance of the high current density modules. This makes it possible to design and tailor the chemistry of the heat-sink plate, a forming a functional graded heat-sink plate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages21-26
Number of pages6
Volume169
No7
Specialist publicationAdvanced Materials and Processes
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Spark plasma sintering
Heat sinks
Pressure control
Graphite
Thermometers
Surface chemistry
Flow of gases
Current density
Heat transfer
Radiation
Controllers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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In: Advanced Materials and Processes, Vol. 169, No. 7, 01.07.2011, p. 21-26.

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