Idaho Lab Unveils Industrial-Scale, Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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October 7, 2022 | Originally published by Idaho National Laboratory on September 27, 2022

The future of the manufacturing industry depends on advancements that lead to decarbonization. At Idaho National Laboratory, a ribbon-cutting event recently unveiled first-of-its-kind electric field-assisted sintering (EFAS) technology. At the event, the lab showcased the world’s largest direct current sintering equipment, DCS-800. 

The availability of the DCS-800 will allow for more cost-effective, time-efficient manufacturing of metals and ceramics, using a process that produces lower carbon emissions. The manufactured materials are designed to withstand extreme conditions at industrial-length scales. Such materials must meet exacting specifications for use in technology, such as wind turbines, spacecraft, nuclear energy, protective systems, and hydrogen cells.

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