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  • v. Present participle of sinter.
  • n. A process in which the particles of a powder are welded together by pressure and heating to a temperature below its melting point

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The incomplete union into a solid mass of the particles of a powder heated so that softening but not perfect fusion occurs.


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  • And then we have quite a lot of specialty applications, for example, we have an application called sintering, which is high-speed deposition and that's performed well through the first half of the year and actually our printing business it's not a massive business, has also a performed strongly.

  • Researchers at the Univ. of Leicester, led by Professor Jingzhe Pan of the Department of Engineering, focused on a critical step in the manufacture of ceramics known as 'sintering'.

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  • "Ceramics are produced from firstly compacting powders into a solid, and then firing the powder compacts in a process called 'sintering'.

    Research & Development Today's News

  • These are precision cast by injecting a powdered metal slurry into a mold, removing the binders, and then heating (sintering) the parts.

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  • The first human crew (three or four) gets there and sets up shop, first sintering a landing pad so that you don't have to land landers km away from the outpost.

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  • The sintering means that the stones are compressed to a solid; barium titanate is also used in capacitors in electrical circuits, and in stone form as the heating element in hair straighteners.

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  • Mr. Koszo, who is Hungarian, learned of the sintering technology in an article published by the University of New South Wales, which helped him partner with scientists

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  • German prosecutors also are investigating a separate allegation that Mr.S. and Mr.A. planned to ship a second vacuum sintering oven to Iran in 2008 via a shell company registered in an unnamed Asian country.

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  • A spokesman for the Iranian Embassy in Berlin, Heidar Zadeh, said the indictment is based on a misunderstanding, because the vacuum sintering oven was intended for use by an Iranian ceramics firm.

    Germany Charges Two Over Iran Equipment Deal

  • The pair allegedly delivered a vacuum sintering oven to Iran in July 2007.

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  • "Once you've compacted the snow on your own, let it sit. If you're constructing a simple wall to shield you as you fire snowballs, building it the day before the snowball war can help sintering, the process in which the crystals bond together."

    - Andrew Moseman, Win Snowball Fights With Better Strategy and Snow Tech,, 24 Dec 2008.

    February 3, 2009

  • See frit.

    November 9, 2007