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By Cheyne Hoag, Holly Shulman Ph.D., and Drew Spradling
Technical OverviewThere are many different types of Additive Manufacturing that are currently being used and developed. Additive manufacturing is an alternative to the conventional methods of removing materials from a larger workpiece, such as cutting or grinding. AM also provides an improvement on traditional methods of forming, such as pressing, casting, and injection molding. Ceralink has identified laminated object manufacturing, robocasting, and binder jetting as the most effective AM methods for ceramics. To achieve fully dense ceramics, laminated object manufacturing and robocasting are currently ahead of binder jetting.
ApplicationsAM has applications in many fields, including ceramics (investment casting, catalyst supports, bioceramics, medical devices, filters, semiconductors, prototypes, refractories, etc.) Additive Manufacturing is also used when dealing with metals and other composites in fields such as light-weighting, the automotive and aerospace and defence industries, and more.
Working with Ceralink
- Printing feasibility studies
- Drying, binder burnout, sintering studies
- Formula development - binders and powders
- Characterization of finished parts or samples
- Properties characterization
- Manufacturability & cost analysis
- Production equipment guidance