Research project FASTool

Development of Innovative High Temperature Pressing Tool Materials made of Metal Ceramic Composites for the Ultrafast FAST² Sintering Technology

Project data

Project management organisation AIF / ZIM-KF 
Project number KF2422301PK9 
Term 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2011



The goal of this project was the exploration of high-temperature-resistant tool materials consisting of metal-ceramic composites for the ultrafast sintering technique FAST². Extremely-high-temperature- and wear-resistant metal-ceramic composites on the basis of interpenetrating ceramic and metal microstructures are employed as a solution method. This so called preform-MMC was produced with the new technology of high-temperature-squeeze-casting (HTSC).