In what is an apparent ceramic AM revival, Ackuretta, a provider of DLP 3D printer and materials, is the latest hardware manufacturer to introduce a ceramic resin. Just yesterday ceramic AM experts Tethon 3D announced the development of a new ceramics 3D printer to work with their materials, while Formlabs released its own experimental ceramic resin a few months ago.
Now Ackuretta announced the addition of a new Ceramic Resin to its Qura resin line. The objective is to provide a unique, accessible solution for ceramic parts as an alternative to expensive industrial machinery for processing ceramics.
Ackuretta Ceramic Resin was developed for objects requiring high-resolution detail and is capable of printing at 25 micron layer thickness. Firing a 3D print made with this material produces a fully ceramic, porcelain-like finish. Ceramic Resin offers a high thermal resistance, electrical insulation, and can withstand wear and corrosion.
Largely utilized in the academic space, 3D printing ceramics has been a focal point of many research projects. The ability to rapidly create ceramic builds has sparked the interest of many industries. NASA and the military have allocated a large number of resources for the development of ceramic parts due to its ability to resist fire penetration and electrical conductivity.
Fine arts have also found value with Ceramic Resin as it can be used to create intricate designs. Other niche applications for the 3D printing the material included specialized manufacturing, engineering, architecture and more. You can learn more about ceramics additive manufacturing and opportunities in our Complete Guide to Ceramics AM Technologies or in SmarTech Publishing’s latest vertical market report on this topic.
Ackuretta Ceramic Resin is compatible with a wide array of 3D printers including the Ackuretta Ackuray Series and the Diplo 3D Printer. The Ackuretta Diplo the company’s professional-grade 3D printer, offering high resolution, an open material platform, and maximized productivity for direct manufacturing applications across many markets.