Alumina filament is a great way to produce 3D printed parts. Indeed, it has been possible for sometime for engineers and designers to create complex shapes and parts with fine details and utilise a 3D printer to manufacture them.
However, now an engineer can create a CAD file, then easily 3D printed with a alumina filament. As with all ceramics; Alumina and Zirconia have fabulous material properties that are resistant to heat, chemical, electrical and physical wear.
Widely used in the ceramic filed, alumina is a wear resistant material. Alumina can resist extreme temperatures and it is used to produce parts like a venturi for instance and other high temperature parts. Because it is an inert material, it is both a good thermal conductor and a good electrical insulator.
3D printed alumina and zirconia and moreover ceramic materials in general are available on all of our printers from an entry level desk top printer to one that can produce complex geometries in production volumes.
Alumina filament and generally ceramics used in 3D printing share the material properties used in conventional processes. So you will see it is possible to have 3D printed zirconia and alumina. Ceramics have the following properties;
- Good mechanical strength
- High hardness
- Resistance to thermal shock
- Very resistance to wear
- Good electrical insulation
- Resistant to corrosion; liquids, gas and abrasion
- Get the material properties of ceramic here.
The use of alumina filament to create parts can be used for many applications. Firstly, typical applications include, aerospace, aviation, investment casting, electronic, optical, medical and luxury markets. Secondly and most controversially, ceramic materials should replace many parts made of metal. Certainly, we believe it is likely these applications would benefit from the material properties of technical ceramics. In short, if you would like to discuss a project where the material properties of ceramic could help please get in touch.
3D Matters have searched the market for the best fully functional and proven capable technologies. It is for this reason that we are proud to work with the leading manufacturers of Additive Manufacturing equipment and as a result partner with 3D Ceram and Nanoe.
In conclusion, Alumina filament allows our customers to produce ceramic parts and we specialise in the design, printing and post processing of head wearing materials including ceramic and metals. Could the materials properties of ceramic be an advantage to your next project?