Suspension based additive manufacturing of ceramic and metal-ceramic-components – Presented by Uwe Scheithauer, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
For producing dense materials structures with a high level in mechanical properties AM methods have to be used basing on suspensions and pastes allowing a very homogeneous distribution of ceramic or metallic particles and a possibly high volume content of powder in the suspension media. Three different technologies are used to develop new multifunctional components for different medical applications within the EU-project CerAMfacturing.
The presentation will show the used production technique, the current status and different demonstrators in detail to illustrate the possibilities and advantages of these techniques.
About Uwe Scheithauer
- mechanical engineer, TU Dresden
- since 2005 Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden
- expert for tape casting and multilayer technologies as well as suspension-based additive manufacturing of ceramic and metal-ceramic components
About Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.