Continuous microwave sintering of tungsten carbide products

Jim Madigan, Paul Gigl, Dinesh Agrawal

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The continuous sintering process, which uses microwave energy, for high temperature processing of materials such as cemented tungsten carbides (WC) is discussed. It has advantages like quick movement of the parts into, through and out of the microwave energy zone, to ensure rapid heating, sintering, and quenching of parts for the desired properties. In continuous microwave processing, the energy is internally absorbed, efficiently converted to heat throughout the material, and the objects are continuously moved through the microwave hot zone with a fixed feeding rate. Microwave sintering helps in enhancing the abrasion and erosion resistance properties of nozzles, made up of nanophase carbide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationIndustrial Heating
StatePublished - Sep 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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