Indium and indium oxide powders can be used for research, chemical reactions, and forming near-net shape forms.
What is a near-net shape form? Basically it is rough part that just needs final machining steps to be complete. Casting, sintering, and stereo lithography generate forms that are very close to final dimensions. Powder metallurgy is an interesting science, and indium powder can be made specifically for this use.
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