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Ceramic Processing

  Best Press

Best Press

The Ceramics and Glass organization develops fabrication processes for ceramic components used in weapon applications. All phases of ceramic processing, from powders to finished products, are addressed; including powder processing, blending, granulation, compaction, sintering, grinding, metallization, and property measurements. In addition, multilayer processing techniques are used to fabricate layered electrical devices. Our department has extensive experience in ferroelectric (PZT) and alumina ceramics, including cermet compositions (alumina - molybdenum composites) developed for hermetic electrical feedthrus, and alumina ceramics with buried ruthenium oxide based resistors.


  Cermet Components

Cermet Components

  Precision surface grinder

Twin shell blender for powder granulation and binder addition



  Twin-shell blender

Precision surface grinder

  1. J. A. Voigt, D. L. Sipola, K. G. Ewsuk, B. A. Tuttle, R. H. Moore, T. V. Montoya, and M. A. Anderson, "Solution Synthesis and Processing of PZT Materials for Neutron Generator Applications," SAND98-2750, December 1998.
  2. S. J. Glass, E. K. Beauchamp, S. L. Monroe, J. J. Stephens, R. H. Moore, J. P. Brainard, K. G Ewsuk, E L. Hoffman, R. E. Loehman, G. A .Pressly, and J. E. Smugeresky "Mo- Al2O3 Cermet Research and Development," SAND97-1894, August 1997.
  3. J. A. Voigt, S. J. Lockwood, R. H. Moore, P. Yang, B. A. Tuttle, "PZT 95/5 for High Energy Density Applications: Synthesis, Processing, and Properties," 104th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society; St. Louis, MO; Apr. 02.
  4. D. L. Sipola, J. A. Voigt, S. J. Lockwood, and E. D. Rodman-Gonzales, "Chem-PrepPZT 95/5 for Neutron Generator Applications: Particle Size DistributionComparison of Development and Production-Scale Powders," SAND2002-2065, July 2002.
  5. S. J. Lockwood, E. D. Rodman, S. M. Deninno, J. A. Voigt, and D. L. Moore, "Chem-Prep PZT 95/5 for Neutron Generator Applications: Production Scaleup Early History," SAND2003-0943, March 2003.

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