Slurry conditioned material is casted into product-shaped mold and formed by solidification.
This is Kyocera's new forming method which enables near-net shapes, and is expected to expand ceramics' applications further.
Parts developed via F-Molding have the same or better characteristics compared to those produced by CIP (Cold Isostatic Pressing) forming.
Material: Zirconia (ZO 206 N) Size: Φ 50 mm
Material: Silicon Nitride (SN 240 O) Size: Φ 50 mm
*Please ask us about available sizes.
Forming a cylindrical ceramic block
Green Machining into shape
After sintering, final grinding
Molding into near-net shape
After firing, final grinding
|Mechanical Characteristics||Vickers Hardness HV9.807N||GPa||12.0||8.0||8.5||14.0|
|Flexural Strength (3-point Bending)||MPa||1,100||190||200||1,020|
|Fracture Toughness (SEPB)||MPa・m1/2||6-7||1-1.5||1-1.5||7|
|Thermal Characteristics||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion||40-400℃||× 10-6/K||10.4||(*) 1.5||(*) 1.5||2.8|
|40-800℃||10.8||(*) 2.1||(*) 2.1||3.3|
|Thermal Conductivity||20℃||W/ （m・K）||3||4||4||27|
|Specific Heat Capacity||J/ （g・K）||0.44||0.71||-||0.65|
|Thermal Shock Resistance
(quenching into water)
Materials not listed in the table are under development, please feel free to contact us for further information.
Values are based on typical material properties and
may vary according to product configuration and manufacturing process.