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Elaboration of Metallic Materials by SPS: Processing, Microstructures, Properties, and Shaping

Abstract : After a few decades of increasing interest, spark plasma sintering (SPS) has now become a mature powder metallurgy technique, which allows assessing its performances toward fabricating enhanced materials. Here, the case of metals and alloys will be presented. The main advantage of SPS lies in its rapid heating capability enabled by the application of high intensity electric currents to a metallic powder. This presents numerous advantages balanced by some limitations that will be addressed in this review. The first section will be devoted to sintering issues, with an emphasis on the effect of the electric current on the densification mechanisms. Then, typical as-SPS microstructures and properties will be presented. In some cases, they will be compared with that of materials processed by conventional techniques. As such, examples of nanostructured materials, intermetallics, metallic glasses, and high entropy alloys, will be presented. Finally, the implementation of SPS as a technique to manufacture complex, near-net shape industrial parts will be discussed.
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Jean-Philippe Monchoux, Alain Couret, Lise Durand, Thomas Voisin, Zofia Trzaska, et al.. Elaboration of Metallic Materials by SPS: Processing, Microstructures, Properties, and Shaping. Metals, MDPI, 2021, 11 (2), pp.322. ⟨10.3390/met11020322⟩. ⟨hal-03150812⟩



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