Ceramic 3D printing now available on your desktop.
It is now possible for anyone to manufacture fabulous parts with the unique material properties of ceramic, such as alumina and zirconia. There are many other ceramics to be used too, which you can discover below! It is now possible for you to join designers and engineers and use these materials as they do. They are using this technology for research and development of jewellery and general custom designed artifacts, all of which are benefiting from being printed with ceramic resin and filaments.
A number of processes can be used to create ceramic printed parts including FDM and SLA. Above all, if you are looking to invest in a ceramic printer we recommend you get a handle of what you require and which process best suits your needs, as each process has certain advantages. You could always utilise both technologies as some organisations do, to provide the most flexibility to overcome any engineering challenges they may face.
Ceramic 3D printing can use the same materials used in conventional process. So you will see it is possible to create parts in alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride which 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.
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 is 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, 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?