Effective width: 200-1000mm
Heating: Electric or gas or hybrid
Atmosphere: endogas based or forming gas
Temperatures: 900 °C, 1150 °C, 1200 °C
Sintering green Fe-PM powder parts is a typical application. Modern stearate zones burn the pressing additives off. The parts are sintered under forming gas or endogas in the ceramic muffled sinter zone. In combination with rapid cooling, the green parts can be heat treated in the sinter furnace. In combination with a forging press, the green parts, e.g. connecting rods, can be taken out of the sinter zone and can be forged.