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Sintering of metal and alloy powders by microwave/millimeter-wave heating

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A method of sintering by: placing a compacted metal powder inside a cylindrically-shaped susceptor and in an inert atmosphere or a vacuum, and applying microwave or millimeter-wave energy to the powder until the powder is sintered.

Inventors: 
Imam, Ashraf M.; Fliflet, Arne W.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2010-08-27
Grant Date: 
2013-04-30
Grant time: 
977 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
17
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY