Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are a promising high-efficient power generating system that can directly convert chemical fuel to electrical power. Cost reduction of materials and processing is one of the key issues for commercialization of SOFCs. Powder injection molding is a good solution for producing low cost and defect free components and is adapted with mass production. In this study, effect of five powder loading and sintering temperature and holding time on porosity and thermal shock characteristics of SOFC substrate is investigated. Finally, the results show powder loading is not key factor in porosity and thermal shock characteristics and it is better to use high powder loadings. High sintering temperature for long time leads to high density sintered parts and are not suitable for SOFC substrate. All parts show high thermal shock characteristics.

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