At Industrial Okendo we manufacture bronze through the continuous casting process, eliminating oxygen through the injection of nitrogen in a controlled atmosphere in order to obtain a better microstructure that avoids shrinkage, porosity and waste generation.
Sintering is a thermal cycle that heats the compacted part for a certain time at a temperature below the melting point of the base metal. The high temperature causes the welding of the powder particles together and the diffusion of the alloying elements by means of a solid state diffusion mechanism.
This process offers a better uniformity of the material, which improves its chemical and mechanical properties.
The process consists of pouring the molten metal into a sand mold, letting it solidify and then breaking the mold to remove the melt. Subsequently, the casting goes through a cleaning and inspection process.