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Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method, Systems, Ceramics Applications and Industrialization

NJS Co., Ltd., 301 Office Shinyokohama, 2-14-8, Shinyokohama, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222-0033, Japan
Academic Editors: Manuel Belmonte, Gilbert Fantozzi, Claude Estournes, Angel L. Ortiz and Koji Morita
Received: 7 December 2020 / Revised: 16 March 2021 / Accepted: 16 March 2021 / Published: 25 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spark Plasma Sintering Technology)
The spark plasma sintering (SPS) method is of great interest to the powder and powder metallurgy industry and material researchers of academia for both product manufacturing and advanced material research and development. Today in Japan, a number of SPS products for different industries have already been realized. Today’s fifth-generation SPS systems are capable of producing parts of increasing size, offering improved functionality, reproducibility, productivity, and cost. For instance, pure nano-Tungsten Carbide WC powder (no additives) is fully densified with a nano-grain-sized structure for glass lens application in the optics industry. The SPS is now moving from scientific academia and/or R&D proto-type materials level usage to practical industry use product stage utilizing in the field of electronics, automotive, mold and die, cutting tools, fine ceramics, clean energy, biomaterials industries, and others. This paper reviews and introduces the peculiar phenomenon of SPS and the progress of SPS technology, method, development of SPS systems, and its industrial product applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: spark plasma sintering; SPS; nanoceramics; functionally graded materials; FGMs; ceramics matrix composite materials; production system; industrialization spark plasma sintering; SPS; nanoceramics; functionally graded materials; FGMs; ceramics matrix composite materials; production system; industrialization
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Tokita, M. Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method, Systems, Ceramics Applications and Industrialization. Ceramics 2021, 4, 160-198. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ceramics4020014

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Tokita M. Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method, Systems, Ceramics Applications and Industrialization. Ceramics. 2021; 4(2):160-198. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ceramics4020014

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Tokita, Masao. 2021. "Progress of Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Method, Systems, Ceramics Applications and Industrialization" Ceramics 4, no. 2: 160-198. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ceramics4020014

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