Many factors come into play during the vacuum sintering process, from the size and materials used in the furnace hot zone to whether debinding and sintering processes are combined in a single unit. But there’s one thing that all sintering operations have to consider: how to efficiently remove binding agents from materials.
This article will run through the fundamentals of removing binders during sintering operations without risking contamination. It is an important thing to get right, and there are numerous ways to approach it. Let’s start by thinking about one key aspect – whether to burn or capture binders as they are released by the heat of the furnace.