On-demand 3D printing
Delivering precision printed technical ceramics
Since the development of the Admaflex Technology for additive manufacturing, technical ceramics have been produced to serve customers with functional parts possessing critical specifications. With the capability to easily upscale without any tooling involved, and the flexibility to change on the go in terms of size, material and geometry the Admaflex 3D printing machines enable the production of one piece up to large scale batches. All over the world, several ceramic 3D printing jobshops started activities with help of the Admaflex technology.
Formatec in The Netherlands offers Powder Injection Molding (PIM) services such as Ceramics Injection Molding (CIM) and Metal Injection Molding (MIM), including multi-component (2K) and multi-material capabilities. On selected dimensions, tolerances down to ± 0,01 mm can be achieved with in-house machining, such as grinding and polishing.
Formatec Ceramics, our partner for 3D printing job shop services
Formatec is the technical ceramics specialist and a pioneer within the field of Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM) since 1996. Formatec took over the 3D printing jobshop activities in 2019 and expanded in 2021 to 6 Admaflex 3D printing machines, with different build platforms and resolutions. Offering five different ceramic shaping solutions, you will have the flexibility to choose the best technology depending on quantity, investment and lead time.
When application rules over design
3D printing is surely your way to go. It adds form freedom, light weight, low surface roughness and the ability to manufacture complex geometries. This combined with the beneficial features of ceramics; highly wear- and temperature resistant, being chemically inert and biocompatible and resistance to corrosion and refractoriness, the possibilities are almost endless. Before you upload your technical drawing and geometry file, please consult the ceramic 3D printing design guidelines
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"The part is placed in high vacuum where it insulates two parts with different potentials. Ceramics are the only suitable material for this application in terms of its low outgassing rate and high dielectric strength. We‘ve chosen 3D printing because we wanted to compare this quite new and interesting technique with 'standard' ceramics manufacturing. 3D printing was cheaper and faster."
Mechanical Engineer materials & structural analysis at Thermo Fisher Scientific