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Silicon Nitride 3D printing for hard-wearing, complex geometries

Silicon Nitride 3D printing for hard-wearing, complex geometries

Silicon Nitride is one of many options when it comes to 3D printing ceramic materials. Others include Aluminium Nitride, Alumina and Zirconia to name a few. Silicon Nitride is one of the hardest and most resistant ceramic materials. Many applications where metals aren’t an option will use ceramic materials.

Material Properties

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
  • Biocompatible
  • Get the material properties of ceramic here.
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 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 Silicon Nitride 3D printing 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?

For more information on which is the best process for you to use you can learn more 

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