RE: Ceramic sintering

From: David K. Leigh (
Date: Fri Jan 10 2003 - 17:00:40 EET

We have an "experimental" material that we have been working with for the
past 2 years or so. It is a ceramic material with a binder. We sinter the
binder in an SLS machine and then cure the ceramic and binder in an oven.
We then infiltrate the ceramic with a high temperature epoxy and then cure
it in the oven as well. The cure cycle is 24 hours at 400F. It is a
relatively strong part and has good detail and fairly good accuracy. If you
are interested in more details, let me know.

David K. Leigh (254) 933-1000
Harvest Technologies, Inc. fax (254) 298-0125
Rapid Prototyping Services

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Shishkovsky I.V.
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 7:30 AM
To: Ben May;
Subject: Re: Ceramic sintering

Dear Sir,

We have a some experience with laser sintering of high temperature PZT

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Shishkovsky I.V.
Ass. Prof. od Samara State Technical University &
Senior Researcher of P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute
of Russian Academyof Science, Samara branch.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ben May
To: ''
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 4:40 PM
Subject: Ceramic sintering

Hi RP people

Does anyone have experience of sintering ceramic? If so I need to know if
there is a process that sinters ceramic at low temperature (max 150 degrees
C) and if so what are the properties of the sintered material. I need to
prototype a small electronic component which in production would be potted
in ceramic.

Kind Regards
Ben May
Head of the Development Centre
Pankhurst Design and Developments Ltd
85-87 Richford St
London W6 7HJ
Tel: 020 8735 1111
Fax: 020 8735 1122
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