Sintering of Polymer Materials

  • John F. Lontz
Part of the Fundamental Phenomena in the Material Sciences book series (FPMS)


Polymers comprise an important segment of engineering materials with ever-increasing applications in structural components, supplementing and often replacing metals, ceramics, and wood products. As with metals and ceramics, the fabrication or conversion of polymers to useful forms involves fundamental aspects of structure and properties such as are being considered in this symposium In consolidating or shaping the polymers by melting or fusing, the rheological concepts of material transport involve motion or flow that may in some sense have a common basis with ceramics, particularly glass, and possibly powdered metals especially in technology of shaping useful objects. Although such commonality is limited, the techniques and tools for gaining an insight or understanding of how polymer consolidates to tough, durable materials can often be quite similar.


Polymethyl Methacrylate Polymer Material Viscous Flow Creep Curve Relaxation Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Lontz
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  1. 1.Plastics DepartmentE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc.WilmingtonUSA

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