Research and development of gelcasting
(School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China)
Abstract: The research and development of gelcasting techniques are reviewed. The principles and processes of this forming technology are discussed. Gel systems are summed up and divided into synthetic and natural gel systems according to the source of gel systems. Applications are commented. Finally, the problems and development of gelcasting technology are also pointed out and analyzed.
Key words: gelcasting; forming technique; gel system; application