After pressing, the green (unsintered) products may be shaped or processed with CNC machines such as lathes, milling machines and grinding machines. Subsequent thermal treatment – pre-sintering – reduces the porosity and volume of the product. 

Pre-sintering is a delicate process. 
It determines the processing characteristics of the product (e.g. hardness). 
Even minimal thermal excursion may jeopardise uniform shrinkage of products. 

CO.N.CE.P.T. guarantees precise control of the furnaces with sophisticated probe systems to guarantee a uniform internal temperature.