Noah O. Shanti, David B. Hovis, Michelle E. Seitz, John K. Montgomery,
Donald M. Baskin, Katherine T. Faber Published Online: Nov 5 2008
Laminated ceramic composites are appealing for many applications due to
their unique and customizable thermal and mechanical properties.
Gelcasting is a relatively new, yet commercially proven, near-net-shape
processing technique suitable for laminate production. A review of
gelcasting techniques and a discussion of their application to laminate
processing are provided, along with an overview of laminate design and
processing concerns. Specific examples of single-phase laminates
produced via gelcasting are provided, including porous/dense alumina and
magnetically aligned iron titanate and barium hexaferrite structures.