Win a Full Software Suite at Live Demos
Netzsch Instruments North America (booth 100) is putting up a superb prize to the winner of its special Ceramics Expo draw. To be in with a chance of winning, simply attend one of the company’s two live demos in Cleveland and drop your business card in the prize draw box.
The prize is a full KINETICS NEO software package, a development that has brought complex chemical process analysis into the realm of daily industrial use. Imagine, for instance, that you have a new ceramic material or part that is going to be sintered, and you want to achieve rapid firing with high part quality (without cracks or deformation). In this situation, it’s always a challenge to find the right sintering program.
A number of key questions are:
- A number of key questions arise:
- When does the binder come out?
- How long does debinding take?
- When is debinding complete?
- When does sintering start?
- What are the sintering steps?
- Where are the regions with the highest conversion?
- When is sintering complete?
- What is the thermal conductivity over the whole process?
KINETICS NEO software is able to simulate the reaction kinetics (or chemical kinetics) during sintering. This is in fact nothing new, but up until now it is a tool that has only been used by highly trained operatives with a scientific background. KINETICS NEO is a state-of-the-art software tool that’s very easy to use.
With data from thermal analysis (TGA/STA for debinding, DIL for sintering shrinkage, and LFA for thermal conductivity) you can combine measurement results to come up with a digital model of your process. Once you’ve got the model, you can simulate every firing program to see how the material behaves in the kiln – without doing long-term test runs.
In one recent project in this industry, Netzsch worked with Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger on its HalFoam process for alumina and succeeded in speeding up the sintering process by more than 50% without compromising the material’s quality.
Visit booth 100 to watch the Netzsch demonstrators – Dr Elena Moukhina and Alexander Frenzl – show you how to design the optimum firing process. You’ll learn how to speed up your firing program by up to 60% using KINETICS NEO with binder burnout, sintering shrinkage, and thermal conductivity measurement information.
Netzsch is participating in the newly introduced Product Showcase. The company’s first demo takes place at its booth at 11am on Tuesday, May 1, while the second is scheduled for 2pm on Thursday, May 3.
Netzsch Instruments North America will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo 2018 at Booth 100.