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JOINING OF DIFFICULT-TO-WELD MATERIALS AND SINTERING OF POWDERS USING A LOW-TEMPERATURE VAPORIZATION MATERIAL

United States Patent Application

20090252637
A1
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The present invention discloses a process for sintering particles using a sintering aid. The sintering aid can be brought into contact with a plurality of particles to be sintered such that a mixture of the particles and the sintering aid is provided. The mixture of particles and the sintering aid is heated and at least part of the sintering aid is vaporized. Sintering of the particles to form a sintered component followed by cooling of the sintered component can complete the process, or in the alternative, a subsequent heating step or steps can be included whereby additional vaporization of the sintering aid can occur.
Hurley, John (Grand Forks, ND), Heide, Carsten (Grand Forks, ND)
Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks ND)
12/ 409,928
March 24, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT INTERESTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-05NT42465 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.