Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe, at 3D Medical Conference 2019.
Additive manufacturing technologies have expanded the possibilities of ceramic processing. In parallel, their introduction to the market has enabled the discovery of new applications for ceramics.
Among all additive technologies, stereolithography-based (SLA) techniques have the most potential because of their high precision and because the final properties of the printed parts are comparable to traditional advanced ceramics.
Feedstocks are made by blending ceramic powders with organic resins, generally acrylates. This research presents results from a EU funded program focused to proof the feasibility of bone replacement by printed Bone like structures or Functional Graded Materials.
A demo of hydroxyapatite has been printed with a homogeneous microstructure after sintering. Process optimization to the application and implantology has still to be done.
What drives you?
New printing posibilities
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Fully use the possibilities of additive manufacturing by design like nature for functionality instead by production limitations
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Functional adapted components
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Functional Combined materials
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
When BioCeramics can be of interest for his application cause it’s technical possible now!
The technology for printing BioBased Ceramics is available now
About Jaco Saurwalt
MSc Mechanical Engineering with thesis on Machining of Engineering Ceramics
Department Head of the Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN) including the National Ceramic Centre.
About Admatec Europe BV
Admatec focus on printing solutions for metals and ceramics with high material quality and intricate features. Supplying our customers with printers and adapted technology for their needs!