Glass-Carbon-Composites for Heating Elements Manufactured by 2C-PIM

Todays power resistors and heating elements are usually made of metal wires wound around a core. Due to the non-adjustable resistivity of typical resistance alloys these components may become quite large in dimensions and therefore the overall size determining components in complex electric devices. Furthermore, prices of metals are rising over the last years. Pursuing an alternative material concept promises wide market opportunities. Glass-carbon composite materials are such systems. Fraunhofer IKTS has adapted powder injection moulding for this material system enabling a mass production technology of complex shaped electrical conducting glass-carbon components.


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