As clear from the description
of the process, It is suitable only for ceramic materials.
Because of their strong
interatomic bonding and high shear resistance, ceramic materials
tend to have low ductility and high compressive strength. Their
tensile strength is low small cracks, pores, and other defects act
as stress concentrators, and their effect cannot be reduced through
ductility and plastic flow. Ceramics are sensitive to even small
flaws. By elimination or restriction of the various flaws and defects,
high tensile strengths can be obtained.
Among the attractive
properties of ceramic materials, we list: light weight, dimensional
stability, corrosion resistance, chemical inertness, hardness, wear
resistance, and strength at elevated temperatures.
On the negative side,
reliability is still low. Failure occurs as a result of a brittle
fracture mechanism with little or no prior warning. The cost of
manufacturing is rather high.