Journal or Book Title
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
High aspect ratio porous microfeatures are becoming more important in the modern industry. However, the fabrication of such features under a mass production environment remains a challenge when robustness, cost effectiveness, and high productivity requirements are required. In this study, the forming of such porous microfeatures using hot compaction was investigated. A hot compaction experimental setup was designed and fabricated that is capable of performing high temperature operation (700°C), quick heatup, and avoiding oxidation. 3D thermal simulation of the experimental setup was conducted to investigate the heat transfer performance and internal temperature distribution, which was then used as a reference for the experiment. Hot compaction experiments were carried out, and the effects of compression force and temperature on the quality in terms of powder consolidation strength and porosity were investigated. In addition, the achievable aspect ratio and taper angle were also discussed.
Chen, Peng; Kim, Gap-Yong; and Ni, Jun, "Fabrication of High Aspect Ratio Porous Microfeatures Using Hot Compaction Technique" (2008). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 62.