Ceramic and metal 3D printing applications
In areas where integrated designs and functional material structures are required to improve performance, the benefits of Additive Manufacturing are significant. Though complex design or restriction to a specific material does not always apply, 3D printing can be beneficial by means of cost reduction, waste minimization and time-saving. The future is looking bright with the expected increase to one-third of all businesses using 3D printing over the course of five years from now.
Advancing innovation in research and business
Research institutes and businesses are exploring the unrivaled potential of 3D printing ceramics and metals in the biomedical, energy, chemical, electronics, aerospace, automotive and jewelry sector.
Accelerating product development in Investment Casting
Improving conventional technologies by adding 3D printing technology to achieve better, faster results while lowering cost and labor.
Expanding possibilities in series production
Embracing the potential of 3D printing technology to increase manufacturing flexibility for prototyping and series production.
Advancing medical care with customized implants
Implementing 3D printing as a valuable alternative for medical and dental implants, offering customized solutions to academic medical centers and manufacturers of medical devices.
CAM Bioceramics is an ISO 13485:2016 certified supplier of medical grade ceramic materials, supporting Admatec to enable printing medically approved ceramic material on the Admaflex 3D printing systems, opening up opportunities for the medical sector.
PRosPERoS-II is a large research project led by Maastricht UMC+ in the field of 'smart,' 3D-printed implants for orthopedic applications. The research focuses on the development of biologically active implants that can be customized to the needs of each individual patient, leading to faster rehabilitation and a reduction in the need for additional surgeries. As a result, PRosPERoS-II will make a significant societal contribution to healthy aging.
Boosting sustainability with improved CO2 capture
Applying 3D printing as a solution to reducing our environmental impact, for example in the energy sector.
Innovating research and development
Enabling scientific studies only possible by applying ceramic, supported with 3D printing technology.
The faculty of science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam studies Melt Inclusions in minerals to understand how continents and ocean islands in the ocean's floor form. To enable this, the melts have to be in a homogeneous state, which is often not the case. VU Amsterdam has setup an experiment to apply a heating process to make study possible.
One of the many Horizon2020 projects is 3D printing for astronomical mirror fabrication. To improve crucial parameters of deformable mirrors while performance can be maintained, applying stereolithography-based manufacturing of ceramics has been investigated.