Start: In alignment with student
Duration: 3 – 6 months
Educational level: Academic
Education: Thermische werktuigbouwkunde | technische natuurkunde
In the final step of the metal injection molding process (MIM), the porous metallic products are treated in a furnace to achieve densification. This is done under a low pressure atmosphere of reactive gasses, and at temperatures as high as 1400°C. The temperature profile (consisting of several ramps and holds) is of crucial importance to the final product quality. On the other hand, the quicker the process, the higher the productivity of the furnace. In this assignment, a thermal model of the hotzone will be developed, helping to understand the temperature distribution inside the furnace, as function of temperature, rate of heating and thermal mass inside the furnace. The correctness of the model will of course be tested by measurements inside the furnace, and through quality measurements of the final products.
Are we a match?
If you would like to receive more information concerning the internship, you can contact Rick Brunninkhuis, mechanical engineer, phone: 088 115 2000. If you would like to apply for the internship, please send your motivation letter and resume to Marleen Blanckenborg, recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org.