Due to the high functionality, it is expected that ceramics will be applied in various fields.
Diverse shapes by 3D printing realize new possibilities.
Electric & electronic parts
The SZ series can reproduce distinctive shapes specific to 3D printing with ceramics. Functionality can be improved by the structure, such as weight reduction and heat dissipation of ceramic members. Since laminated layer height differences increase the surface area, it is expected that the functionality of catalysts, etc., will improve. High-efficiency electrodes, gas sensor devices, and others can be made of functional ceramic materials.
- Circuit patterns
- Heat dissipation parts
- Dissimilar materials
- 3D printing of barium titanate
- Communication antennas & heat-resistant parts
- Sensor holders & flow passage parts
Biological & medical systems
The SZ series is also compatible with biocompatible materials, so that artificial bones having a sponge body structure, dental materials, etc. can be made. It also possible to prototype parts of medical devices as ceramics are substituted for metals.
The chemical resistance, heat resistance, and allergic resistance of ceramics are effective for medical care.
- Artificial bones
- Cell culture base materials
- Insulating parts
- Nozzle & mechanical parts
Energy & environment systems
The SZ series realizes improvement in catalytic function by expanding the surface area through utilization of laminated layer height differences specific to 3D printing, and higher added value by optimizing the materials and functions, such as flow passage design with unique shapes.
- Ceramic filters
- CO2 absorption filters
- Small fuel cells
- Example of 3D printed internal flow passage
Mechanical parts & heat dissipation parts
The SZ series allows for use of the same materials as ceramic injection molding (CIM). It is suitable for making of prototype models before mass-production, small-lot production, and production of complex shapes for which molds are expensive. It is effective for prototyping to evaluate the functionality of actual materials according to structural differences, etc. Also, 3D printing excels in cost performance with increasingly microscopic and complex shapes.
- Setter for sintering
- Heat-resistant panels & chains
- Small turbines
- Ceramic balls
- Example of heat-resistant, corrosion-resistant part
There are many cases where living things improve their functionality due to special shapes.
They can also be realized with ceramics by microscopic 3D printing technology of the SZ series.
- Lightweight and high-strength
- Curved panels
- Fluid resistance reduction
- Flow passage network
Accessories & single items
The SZ series can shape one-of-a-kind items with ceramics by taking advantage of the degree of freedom of 3D printing.
Originally designed tools and accessories can be made.
When created with zirconia, etc., even ceramics can be made into accessories, realizing such complex shapes.
- Making of original goods
- Examples of 3D printed filters
- 3D printing of integral objects
- Examples of 3D printed humanoids
- Zirconia necklace
- Moving ceramics