Forming alumina (Al2O3) by micro-FAST

Hasan Hijji, Yi Qin, Kunlan Huang, Muhammad Bin Zulkipli, Song Yang, Jie Zhao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

1 Citation (Scopus)
56 Downloads (Pure)


The Alumina (Al2O3), also known as Aluminium oxide, has a good thermal conductivity, but it is an electrical insulator. The Alumina is being used widely in the industry. Several research the sintering of Alumina using the conventional hot pressing process or spark plasma sintering (SPS). However, these methods are and have their own limits and disadvantages, such as long process chains and low efficiency with the processes and, rarely developed for the forming of miniature and micro-scale components. In this study conducted in the report. A new process has been used adapted from the electric-current activated sintering techniques (FAST) and it is been combined with micro-forming technology and called the (Micro-FAST). The Alumina powders were loaded directly into the die, followed by electric-sintering under certain pressure. In this paper Ø4.00 mm×4.00 mm and Ø2.00 mm×2.00 mm cylinder solid samples were produced. This experiment was conducted by use of a Gleeble 3800 thermal-mechanical simulator. Several properties of the solid samples, such as relative density, ESM and EDS, were examined, and these showed good results have been obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXX
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research Incorporating the 31st National Conference on Manufacturing Research
EditorsYee Mey Goh, Keith Case
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978161499668
ISBN (Print)9781614996675
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2016
Event14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Loughborough University , Loughborough , United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20168 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528


Conference14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abbreviated titleICMR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • micro-FAST
  • micro-forming
  • micro-manufacturing
  • sintering
  • alumina
  • aluminium oxide


Dive into the research topics of 'Forming alumina (Al2O3) by micro-FAST'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this