Large-Sized, High-Performance Ceramic Components Made of Dense Silicon Carbide
In order to meet the increasing demand for large-sized and thick-walled components of dense SiC, specific material-related and technological developments have been carried out to enhance the feasibility limits. As a result, with optimized sintering technology, components of dense SiC could be realized with dimensions over the previous limits. There are, however, still limitations with respect to the maximum possible wall thickness of SiC parts which can be sintered to high densities. With this respect, modern hot-pressing technique with loading devices is a technical and economical alternative, provided that the parts to be produced are geometrically more simply shaped.