Chemical industry — Catalyst support and packed bed reactors.
Filtration — Size exclusion, molten metal filtration, high-temperature gas filtration.
Heat transfer — Radiant heater.
High-temperature kiln furniture — Sintering.
Absorption — Desiccants.
Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) — These structures can be filled with metal of choice to produce a metal matrix composite. In particular, it can be filled with high temperature performing alloys such as refractory alloys or Inconel.
Metal matrix composite (MMC) — Depending on the design, structures can be developed where the pore volume is more than 50 percent. In these cases, if the pores are filled with a metallic material through squeeze casting for example, then a MMC structure will be obtained.
Polymer matrix composite (PMC) — These materials are formed when the ordered structures are made from metallic or ceramic material and the pores are filled with a polymer.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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