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Rapid material development and processing of complex near-net-shaped parts by PIM

Antusch, Steffen; Hoffmann, Jan; Klein, Alexander; Knabl, Wolfram; Rieth, Michael ORCID iD icon; Weingärtner, Tobias ORCID iD icon


A promising fabrication method in view of large-scale production of complex parts is Powder Injection Molding (PIM) which has been intensively investigated at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). With its near-net-shape precision the method offers particularly the advantage of cost-saving. PIM as special process allows the mass production of components, the creation of composite and prototype materials. Furthermore it is an ideal tool for scientific investigations for R&D in general, and for developing industrial products for a wide range of applications.

This contribution describes the characterization and analyses of prototype materials produced via PIM. The investigation of pure tungsten and oxide or carbide doped tungsten materials comprises the microstructure examination, element allocation, texture analyses, and mechanical testing.
In addition, fabricated near-net-shape Langmuir probes for diagnostics for the French tokamak WEST will be presented.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000075806
Veröffentlicht am 20.12.2022
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Werkstoffkunde (IAM-WK)
Publikationstyp Poster
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000075806
HGF-Programm 31.03.09 (POF III, LK 01) Strukturmaterial f. Blanket und Divertor
Veranstaltung 19th Plansee Seminar (2017), Reutte in Tirol, Österreich, 29.05.2017 – 02.06.2017
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