The process of using heat below the melting point and pressure to bond and partially fuse particles together.The process is used in the manufacture of glass optical fibers to fuse the core and cladding. See also IVD, optical fiber, and OVD.
Making ceramic, plastic and metal objects by heating a powder. Sintering by laser is one of the additive fabrication methods used in rapid prototyping and manufacturing. See laser sintering and 3D printing.