Manufacturing cost reduction, energy efficiency and the development of novel materials and applications are key priorities for many industries.
Flash Sintering, is an innovative processing technology that is being commercialised from the laboratory, to pilot scale-up, to the factory floor.
AMRICC's unique facility is the only one in the world that has the capability for field enhanced technology development and demonstration at the manufacturing scale.
The aim of the technology is to improve an organisation’s competitive advantage and profitability through the provision of customised technologies to optimise materials processing and end-product properties.
It is anticipated that the new technology will reduce the cost of ceramics manufacture via reduction in furnace temperature and sintering times.
It should also allow the sintering of novel materials, enabling new products to be developed, especially in those sectors that use technical ceramics, such as healthcare sector, electroceramics and defence.