Potential Application of Solid Free-Form Fabrication (SFF) Process in Ceracon P/M Forging
The Ceracon Process is a patented[ll, low cost powder metallurgy process for achieving near-net-shape, full density parts. It. isasimple.·consolidation.technique which utilizes conventionalpowder metallurgyequipmenfand set-up. The Cetacon Process is a quasi-isostatic,hot consolidation technique, that utilizes a ceramic particulate material as a pressure transmitting medium instead ofagasmedia as is used in. hipping. Pressures up to 200 K.si can be used and a broad range ofmetallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials and composites have been successfully processed£2-6] .