, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 29–33

Spark Plasma Sintering as an Approach to Manufacture Bulk Materials: Feasibility and Cost Savings


DOI: 10.1007/s11837-014-1202-x

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Kelly, J.P. & Graeve, O.A. JOM (2015) 67: 29. doi:10.1007/s11837-014-1202-x


We describe the technique of spark plasma sintering and highlight its advantages, providing several examples of model materials that can be produced using this manufacturing methodology. We also discuss commercialization of the technology and the likely future of materials manufacturing, including production volume and savings.

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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California – San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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