Industrial furnaces for the heat treatment of ceramic products
Debinding and sintering of technical ceramics
Technical ceramics are ceramic materials whose properties have been optimised for demanding technical applications. They are also called engineering ceramics, high-performance ceramics, industry ceramics or industrial ceramics. Ceramic materials that have special electrical or piezoelectric properties are also called functional ceramics.
Ceramic materials are inorganic, non-metallic and polycrystalline. They are usually formed at room temperature from a raw mass of ceramic powder, organic binder and liquid. They obtain their typical material properties only in a sintering process at very high temperatures.
This is the big difference to many other material classes, especially metals. While the main material characteristics are already apparent after smelting and before shaping, the material properties, shape and size of the ceramic product are inseparably linked to the manufacturing process. The material characteristics are directly related to the preparation of the powder, the shaping and the firing process. The actual engineering work, therefore, lies in the precise design of the production process and here, above all, in the targeted influencing of the microstructures in the final sintering process.
ONEJOON masters the challenges of different firing processes, firing temperatures and firing atmospheres through its many years of experience. This allows the desired grain sizes to be set precisely and thus the most varied workpiece properties to be achieved.
With the size and shape of a ceramic component, the challenge in production increases. This hold especially true for the debinding process. ONEJOON engineers understand the main difficulties and the solutions to obtain a uniform, homogeneous structure over a large volume.