Glass-Carbon-Composites for Heating Elements Manufactured by 2C-PIM

Todays power resistors and heating elements are usually made of metal
wires wound around a core. Due to the non-adjustable resistivity of
typical resistance alloys these components may become quite large in
dimensions and therefore the overall size determining components in
complex electric devices. Furthermore, prices of metals are rising over
the last years. Pursuing an alternative material concept promises wide
market opportunities. Glass-carbon composite materials are such
systems. Fraunhofer IKTS has adapted powder injection moulding for this
material system enabling a mass production technology of complex
shaped electrical conducting glass-carbon components.


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