Slip casting is a method for powder-based shaping of ceramic part with a long history. Slip casting is nowadays widely used both in the traditional and technical ceramic industry. Ceramics slurries (slips) consisting of suspended ceramic particles and eventually deflocculants (dispersants), and binders are poured into a plaster mould. The water in the slip is drawn into the plaster and creates a wall of consolidated material.
By slip casting we can realise:
- Crucibles of various sizes amorphous silica for silicon melting
- Monolithic and pipes of silicon carbides
- Crucibiles and plates made of allumina and zirconia