Recently I noticed more and more news on Ceramic 3D printing, I thought it may be good to summarise a few things here:

  1. Researchers at Clemson University are working on a new 3D printing technique involving rapid laser processing to create “protonic ceramic electrolyzer stacks” that convert electricity to hydrogen as a way of storing energy.
  2. Ceramic has become a popular material in the 3D printing world. It’s heat resistant, food safe, relatively strong, and has a look and feel that’s just more pleasant than plastics and polymers. That explains why more companies are 3D printing with ceramic. Now, even makers can join in on the fun because the most affordable ceramic 3D printer yet is being Kickstarted: CERAMBOT
  3. Canon is creating a new ceramic material that results in extremely high-resolution parts. The substrate is an alumina-based ceramic powder that is sintered together with a selective laser melting 3D printer. Unlike other ceramic-infused resins that are cured with an SLA (stereolithography) 3D printer and experience up to 20% shrinkage in the final annealing bake, the Canon ceramic parts experience dimensional differences after the annealing stage of less than 0.8%. Dimensional accuracy is crucial for interlocking parts and industrial equipment, a sector Canon is targeting due to ceramic’s heat and corrosion resistance.

There is already some well known players like 3DCeram, Admatec and Lithoz. So there is lots of movement with this material.

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