Microwave assisted (MASS) processing of metal-ceramic and reaction-bonded composites

P. G. Karandikar, M. K. Aghajanian, Dinesh Kumar Agrawal, Jiping Cheng

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Abstract

Composites offer tailorable physical, thermal and mechanical properties for a variety of applications. M Cubed manufactures metal-ceramic composites and reaction bonded ceramic composites via pressureless infiltration techniques. Conventional manufacturing of these composites involves use of the resistance heated furnaces and retorts. In this work the ability to produce infiltrated composites using microwave heating has been demonstrated. Identical composite compositions were also fabricated using conventional heating for comparison. Properties of the composites made by microwave assisted (MASS) processes were comparable to the properties of the composites made by the conventional methods. Substantial process time reductions were achieved for all the infiltration processes using microwave assistance. Several prototype components were fabricated to demonstrate process scale up. Thus, MASS processing will lead to lower process time, higher productivity, lower energy consumption and overall lower component cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites II - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
Pages435-446
Number of pages12
Volume27
Edition2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventMechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites Symposium - 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites - Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2006Jan 27 2006

Other

OtherMechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites Symposium - 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
CountryUnited States
CityCocoa Beach, FL
Period1/22/061/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Karandikar, P. G., Aghajanian, M. K., Agrawal, D. K., & Cheng, J. (2006). Microwave assisted (MASS) processing of metal-ceramic and reaction-bonded composites. In Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites II - A Collection of Papers Presented at the 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (2 ed., Vol. 27, pp. 435-446)