Thermal treatment of ceramic components

Thermal treatment comprises debinding and sintering; both are fully documented.

Debinding or pre-sintering of shaped bodies takes place at temperatures up to 1,100° C. During this process, the organic binder is removed carefully from the ceramic body and at the same time, the strength and edge stability is increased. We use 6 furnaces for this process.

Operating temperatures during sintering are between 1,200° C and 1,750° C. After debinding, this manufacturing step sinters the shaped ceramic parts. We are currently using 8 gas-fired front loading furnaces for sintering silicate ceramics. All process steps from loading to unloading are fully automated.

With thermal treatment, we attach particular importance to:

  •   Precise temperatures
  •   Constant furnace atmosphere
  •   High-quality sintering aids

We use 4 high-temperature furnaces up to 1,750° C for firing special ceramics such as alumina.