Dr. Prasad Apte presented “Microwave Technology for Processing of Metals” at Powdermet 2017. This presentation discusses how proper design of equipment, taking into account the material properties, their form factor, and changes in properties during thermal processing, can enable advantageous utilization of microwave energy. Proper equipment design can help regulate the energy input and ensure that it is delivered in the appropriate locations. This presentation also considers ideas for equipment and process design heating applications including, processing of hard metals and other similar materials, indirect heating of metals with microwaves, and production of metal powders from precursors.
View the presentation here.