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.

  • Lithoz ADAPT

    Ceramic AM company Lithoz joins ADAPT consortium

    The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), an industry-academia consortium that advances data informatics and advanced characterization technologies to Optimize for Additive, welcomes new member Lithoz, the world leader in development and production of ceramic materials and additive manufacturing systems. Lithoz connected with ADAPT (not to be…

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  • UTEP ceramics Emerging Objects

    UTEP exhibits 170 3D printed ceramic pieces in Emerging Objects collab

    A new art exhibition at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)’s Rubin Center, Sections: New Cities Future Ruins, explores and reflects on the different elements of the U.S.’s Western Sun Belt’s environment. Representing the category of earth are a series of 170 3D printed ceramic objects, each made…

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  • FIT closes Boston Ceramics

    FIT AG has closed Boston Ceramics and is moving its Boston-based 3D printing production capability to their Lupburg facility in Germany. Boston Ceramics was founded by Andrew Jeffrey. After FIT’s acquisition in 2017, Jeffrey had remained as president. Further strengthening its activities in the US, FIT America had established a…

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  • Kwambio Ceramo Zero Max

    Kwambio introduces desktop-sized Ceramo Zero Max 3D printer

    New York-based ceramic 3D printing company Kwambio has unveiled a new binder jetting 3D printer for ceramics. The new machine, to be presented at CES 2019, is the Ceramo Zero Max, a smaller, desktop-friendly version of its original CERAMO ONE 3D printer. Based on the company’s patent pending binder jetting…

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  • XJET Russian AB Universal

    XJET announces Russian distributor for Carmel AM systems

    Israeli metal and ceramic 3D printing company XJet has announced that Russian company AB Universal has signed on as its latest distribution partner. The distribution agreement, penned at Formnext 2018, will see AB Universal market and sell XJet’s Carmel AM systems in Russia. Within Russia, AB Universal is a recognized…

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  • Canon ceramics

    Canon announces SLM ceramic 3D printing technology and new material

    Japanese corporation Canon has announced the arrival of a new ceramic 3D printing technology and proprietary ceramic 3D printing material. Canon says the “highly accurate” technology is capable of 3D printing ceramics with “complex geometries” such as honeycomb structures. Within the scope of additive manufacturing as a whole, ceramic 3D…

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  • XERION interview

    XERION heats things up in AM with the Fusion Factory

    XERION (formally XERION Berlin Laboratories GmbH) is a company best known not for its additive manufacturing but for its advanced heating solutions. Still, that hasn’t stopped the German company from bringing its own AM innovation to the table. In fact, XERION has leveraged its expertise with heating technologies, such as…

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  • ESA Lithoz

    ESA teams up with Lithoz to 3D print ceramic parts made from lunar regolith

    The European Space Agency released details about a series of 3D printed ceramic objects it made using a simulated lunar regolith. The parts, consisting of small gears, screws and other components, demonstrate how 3D printing could one day be used on the moon’s surface, using local materials to print details…

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  • alumina XJet

    XJet announces new alumina technical ceramic and support material

    XJet Ltd., the company behind the NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology for ceramics and metals, has announced a new ceramic material for its AM system: alumina. The technical ceramic offers a range of manufacturing benefits, such as good electrical insulation and high mechanical strength, and is already widely recognized in industrial…

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  • EZ Print 3D

    Ceramic specialist Imerys launches new EZ Print 3D feedstocks

    French clay and ceramic manufacturer Imerys Ceramics has introduced a new range of ceramic feedstocks for the additive manufacturing market. The new product series, called EZ Print 3D, was developed specifically for FDM 3D printers and has applications in the production of tableware, giftware and sanitary ware. Founded in 1880,…

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