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3D Printed Ceramics

Custom 3D Printed Ceramic Components

In partnership with Steinbach’s Technical Ceramics department, we can create highly precise ceramic components. This could be for prototypes as well as series production.

The ceramic parts are lightweight and heat-resistant. Your parts will be created through our process called the Lithography based ceramic manufacturing method (LCM). The main advantage of LCM over conventional 3D printing is the incredible precision that can be achieved.

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Did you know that LCM ceramic parts are:

  • heat-resistant up to 1600°C/2900°F
  • non-conductive
  • wear-resistant
  • smooth surface
  • biocompatible
  • solid
  • food safe
  • chemically resistant.

The ceramic parts that Steinbach creates with Additive Manufacturing are used in:

  • Medical technology
  • Automobile industry
  • Analysis and measurement equipment
  • Microreactors / Microfluidic applications
  • Micro-electronics
  • Plasma technology
  • High-temperature application
  • Aerospace sector
  • Chemistry and laboratories

LCM allows state-of-the-art design freedom to develop components.

It allows to design parts that cannot be manufactured by conventional methods on this level of high quality. LCM consist of 7 steps:

1: It all starts with a CAD model of the design (STEP-file)

2: Then you need to choose the material; Aluminum oxide Al2O3 or Zirconium oxide (zirconia) ZrO2

3: The LCM (actual printing) process

4: Cleaning of the greenlings

5: De-binding, removing the polymer

6: Sintering: consolidation of the ceramic particles.

7: Quality Control

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