Sintering

A manufacturing process where particles of a given material are fused together when the atoms on the boundaries between particles diffuse into particles they are touching. Heat, and sometimes pressure, are used to further fuse and compact that material. In additive manufacturing, sintering can be the process used to produce a part or as a post-processing step that creates a denser part that bonded with a material on the surface of the particles.

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