Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Ceramic Parts and Ceramic Components (3D Printing Europe 2015)

Dr Malgorzata Piechowiak, R&D Manager
Apr 28, 2015.

Presentation Summary

Additive manufacturing (AM) offers a very attractive capacity of rapid fabrication of complex-shaped 3D parts directly from CAD/CAM files without the need of a post machining step. Primarily, the most of the AM methods were developed for processing of polymer and metal parts. Along with the AM expansion, important advances are done also in the field of ceramic materials. The presentation will depict the current status of AM successfully applied to ceramic processing. Some examples will be presented and the most important issues linked with ceramics processing using AM will also be discussed.

Speaker Biography (Malgorzata Piechowiak)

Malgorzata Anna Piechowiak has got double PhD in Materials Science and Ceramic Processing at the University of Limoges (France) and Physics of Matter at the University of Genoa (Italy) in 2011. She has over 8 years of international research experience in the ceramic engineering (powder synthesis, formulation of dispersions and pastes, additive manufacturing, film deposition...). Presently, she occupies R&D manager position in CTTC and works on projects linked with the development of ceramic-based functional parts by additive manufacturing processes such as binder jetting, aerosol jet or ink jet printing.

Company Profile (Center for Technology Transfers in Ceramics (CTTC))

Center for Technology Transfers in Ceramics (CTTC) logo
The French Center for Technology Transfers in Ceramics (CTTC) is an independent technological center working on ceramic materials and their processing. CTTC provides technological services to European companies; it intends to develop products and technologies dedicated to industry from different sectors including aerospace, energy, health, electronics...
CTTC was a pioneer in ceramic additive manufacturing: first works with SLA in 1998 resulting in innovative solutions for full 3D ceramic parts fabrication. During the past years, CTTC grew up its additive manufacturing platform by coupling many 3D ceramic manufacturing technologies with inkjet printing or other direct printing technologies for multimaterial component fabrication.
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