Ceramic 3D Printing

Ceramic Parts Made using Lithography-Based Technology LCM


Lithographic printing uses an ink that reacts to light in order to create images on ceramic surfaces. The process is used to print logos, patterns, and even 3D objects onto ceramics.

 


Why use Ceramic 3D Printing?

The following steps, shows how to use ceramic 3D printing technology to create unique pieces of art. It also explains how this process works, and why it's so different from traditional methods.


3D Printing vs CIM

3D Printing vs CIM

Traditional methods of creating ceramics like CIM takes a lot of effort until you got the first physical outcome. These processes require lots of energy and take a lot of time. With ceramic 3D printing, however, you can print out almost any shape you want, in short time and whitout the need to create and produce a expensive injection mold.

Medical Applications

Medical Applications

Our experience in the field of manufacturing medical and orthodontic tools and dies. Is well-founded and established, which is why most of the market-leading global players have their high-tech parts manufactured by SPT.

High Performance Materials

High Performance Materials

The base Materials that is used for 3D printing are the same as used for the CIM process such as Alumina (Aluminium Oxide) or Zirconia (Zircon Oxide). The Properties be almost the same as we know from the Injection molded parts. The difference of the performance are only related to the processing method.

Functional Prototypes

Functional Prototypes

We offer the possibility of a 2-step production of your functional prototypes. In the first step, a ceramic blank is printed with the necessary pre-holding dimensions and in a second step, it is manufactured to the desired tolerances in the micromilimeter range in the reworking process.

Products from Scratch

Products from Scratch

There are several reasons why you might choose to use ceramic 3D printing instead of other methods. One reason is that it reduces waste. Traditional prototyping requires large amounts of material to produce one prototype. This means that companies must buy more than they need, leading to excess inventory and wasted money. With ceramic 3D printing, you only print what you need.

Inhouse Development

Inhouse Development

Do you have an idea but no 3D model? No problem. Our product development and CAD modeling services are based on decades of experience in the production of technical ceramic parts for all kinds of industries. Our team offers the know-how you are missing.

 


The Process

In order to make a 3D printed object, a computer first creates a model of what the final product should look like. Then, using a laser, the printer deposits layers of ink onto a surface until the desired shape has been formed. Once complete, the part is fired at high temperatures to harden the material.

The Benefits

3D printing technology has grown rapidly in recent years. It offers several benefits, such as being able to print objects with intricate details and complex geometries. Additionally, it is possible to use 3D printers to produce parts that would otherwise require extensive machining processes.

The Challenges

While 3D printing technology has been used for decades, it was not until recently that it became more accessible to consumers. In fact, the first consumer-grade 3D printer was released in 2013 by MakerBot Industries. Since then, there have been numerous advancements in the field, allowing for even greater customization and control over the manufacturing process. However, despite these advances, 3D printing still faces some challenges.

Materials Used

Today, 3D printers use a variety of materials to build objects. These materials range from plastics to metals to ceramics. Each material offers its own advantages and disadvantages.

Applications

One of the biggest benefits of 3D printing is the ability to print parts with intricate designs. It also makes it possible to produce custom parts quickly and cheaply.


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