Gel Strengthening Additives for Agar Based Binder System for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Feedstock

Mohammad Behi, Ken Chin, Jerry LaSalle

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Abstract

A gel-forming material chosen from the class of polysaccharides known as "agaroids" and a gelforming solvent water (H 2O) is used as main components of binder system for metal and or ceramic feedstock formulation for injection molding process. The gel strength of the binder plays an important role of facilitating removal of the molded body from the mold cavity and reducing the molding cycle time. The effect of several gel-strengthening additives on 1.5wt% and 2wt% agar gel were investigated. The gel-strengthening additives significantly increased the gel strength from 1192 ± 12 g/cm 2 to 1639 ± 16 g/cm 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-756
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2001 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: May 13 2001May 17 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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