Ceramics Additive Manufacturing

Few materials in the world of manufacturing offer as wide a range of applications as ceramics. When it comes to ceramics additive manufacturing, the wide range of different additive manufacturing processes further expands the range of applications and materials. New technologies are emerging every day, focusing on the latest advancements in both ceramic material science and AM process science.

Ceramics Additive Manufacturing Today

Researchers have been studying additive manufacturing of ceramic materials for close to two decades (almost as long as AM exists). While they have shown great promise from the very beginning,  the first real, practical and commercial applications of ceramics AM began to emerge only recently.

In this Industry Focus on Ceramics Additive Manufacturing, you will find the latest news on ceramic AM hardware, as well as in-depth information on all the technologies enabling 3D printing of technical and traditional ceramic materials.

  • Vorm Vrij launches new LUTUM M Series clay 3D printers

    Vorm Vrij, one of the most established manufacturers of pneumatic extrusion systems for traditional clay ceramics, just introduced the new LUTUM M series, which includes the LUTUM 4 and LUTUM 5 Mini clay Printers. The 4M 3D printer was developed to meet the requirements of clay enthusiasts and also fits…

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  • Lithoz further expands production with a second base in Austria

    Lithoz has opened its newest location in the form of a secondary site in Vienna, Austria. After only recently launching their new Lithoz China headquarters in Shanghai, this fourth location will allow the company to greatly expand its production capabilities. Lithoz, which is this year celebrating the 10 year anniversary…

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  • Lithoz CeraFab Lab L30

    CeraFab Lab L30: Lithoz targets entry into high-performance ceramic 3D printing

    As a pioneer in ceramic 3D printing, Lithoz has put much time and effort into making its technology viable for production-grade applications. While this is the end goal for many companies in AM, Lithoz has recently chosen a different path, going back to its roots to bring to market a…

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  • Nanoscribe launches new Glass Printing Explorer Set with GP-Silica

    With the new Glass Printing Explorer Set, Nanoscribe presented the first commercially available high-precision additive manufacturing process and material for 3D Microfabrication of fused silica glass microstructures. The new photoresin GP-Silica is the centerpiece of the Glass Printing Explorer Set and the world’s only photoresin for fused silica glass microfabrication.…

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  • MEX 3D printing is driving down the costs of bound material AM

    Bound material-based material Extrusion (MEX) 3D printing technology typically uses a continuous powder-loaded filament of a feedstock, adapted to be compatible with the FFF (FDM)-type of printers. In the new generation of MEX 3D printing-based technologies, the filament is replaced by feedstock that can be printed by direct nozzle extrusion…

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  • AGC Ceramics and voxeljet develop new Brightorb ceramics for 3D printing

    In a joint tailoring project, Japanese ceramics expert AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd (AGCC) and voxeljet AG have qualified the high-performance ceramic material Brightorb for 3D printing. In addition to potential applications in the production of structural components and works of art, the material is particularly suitable for 3D printing of…

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  • Nanovia launches Nanovia Mt(Metal) and Nanovia Cr (Ceramic) filaments

    French filament manufacturer Nanovia is introducing Nanovia Mt(Metal) and Nanovia Cr (Ceramic), a new range of metallic and ceramic filaments for extrusion 3D printing and sintering. Using a standard 3D printer this new range of filaments allows for the creation of dense metallic and ceramic pieces, which can be sintered…

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  • CeramTec offers 3D printed SiSiC parts with new ROCAR 3D material

    CeramTec has implemented a 3D printing process for the production of construction elements made from a new technical ceramics material: with ROCAR 3D, the internationally operating specialist for technical ceramics adds a new material to its portfolio and thereby combines the special material properties of silicon carbide (SiSiC) with the…

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  • TIWARI expands bound FFF material portfolio with pure copper

    ESA-supported startup TIWARI Scientific Instruments has been successful in 3D printing complex geometries using a pure copper material with their RAPTOR bound filament extrusion (FFF) 3D printer, obtaining high-density, oxygen-free copper parts. Samples of these high-resolution parts are shown in the images above and below. They include heat exchangers, which…

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  • Sicnova to distribute 3DCeram systems in Spain and Latin America

    Sicnova has signed an agreement with the French manufacturer 3DCeram for the distribution of its advanced ceramic additive manufacturing products, aimed at customers in need of high-performance equipment and materials for the most demanding additive manufacturing applications. Sicnova thus incorporates into its portfolio the Ceramaker production series 3D printers: C3600…

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