Green body

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Unfired clay is a common example of a green body.

A green body is an object who's main constituent is weakly bound ceramic material, usually in the form of bonded powder or plates before it has been sintered or fired. In Ceramic Engineering the most common way to produce ceramic components is to form a green body with a powder of the desired composition of ceramic and binder, then to sinter the green body in a furnace to give a strong, dense object. This is due to difficulties with casting of ceramics due to extremely high melting temperatures and viscosities compared to other materials such as metals or polymers.

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