Customized 3D Printing & Verification

Flow of service

Flow of customized 3D printing of ceramics

Conception & design
  • Characteristics: Hardness, strength, electrical characteristics, thermal conductivity, dimensional accuracy
  • Macrostructures, shapes: Thin plate, bulk body, etc., the basic structures of which are lattice, moth-eye structure, flow path, etc.
  • Microstructures: Crystal structure, void
  • Selection of materials: Preparation of materials, in terms of element, particle diameter/size, shape, purity, etc. (customer, our company)
3D data
  • Coordination between customer and our company on design based on the degree of difficulty in 3D printing, drawing preparation
3D printing prototyping, coordination about design based on the degree of difficulty in 3D printing, and drawing preparation
  • Adjustment of ceramic slurry properties, confirmation of basic characteristics (viscosity properties, curing depth, etc.)
  • Support during 3D printing, guard design
  • Whether processing is needed or not after 3D printing (application, lamination, photo-curing), cleaning, degreasing, and sintering

Our specialty structures

  • Lattice structure

  • Inclined structures, combination of structures

  • Moth-eye structure

  • Fine flow passage structure

  • Multiple material laminated & inclined structures

  • Jointed structure

  • Particle shapes

  • Filters

Materials we have experience with in 3D printing

3D printing can be performed with various materials and customer materials. Why not give it a try?

  • Alumina

  • Zirconia

  • Aluminum nitride

  • Silicon carbide

  • Stainless steel

  • Silicon nitride

  • Laminated composite material

  • Phosphorescent material
    (strontium aluminate)

Materials Features
Oxides Alumina Al2O3 Excellent heat resistance, abrasion resistance, and insulation performance, high chemical resistance, low price
Zirconia ZrO2 Excellent chemical resistance and corrosion resistance, high strength, high fracture toughness, low thermal conductivity
Silicon oxide SiO2 Insulation performance, low permittivity, piezoelectric effect, optical characteristic
Yttria Y2O3 High refractive index, insulation performance, chemical resistance
Composite oxides Phosphorescent material SrAl2O4(Eu2+) Long afterglow (phosphorescent material)
Zeolite Porous structure (ion-exchange material, adsorption material)
Apatite High biocompatibility
Barium titanate High permittivity
Carbides Silicon carbide SiC High strength and high thermal conductivity even under high-temperature environments
Nitrides Silicon nitride Si3N4 High thermal shock resistance, high strength, low thermal expansion coefficient, excellent insulation performance
Aluminum nitride AlN High thermal conductivity, high thermal shock resistance, excellent insulation performance
Metals Stainless steel Base metal, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, workability, strength
Silver (Ag), copper (Cu) Precious metals, spreadability, electric and thermal conductivity
Carbon C Heat resistance, heating element, cutting material, polishing material

*We also have experience in studies regarding many other materials.

About carried-in materials

Since it is necessary to select materials according to the function of ceramics, we also provide support for realization of 3D printing with carried-in materials. Please consult us.

Composite materials Sintered metals Other inorganic materials, etc.

Topology optimization

Further functional improvements may be realized by simulating the optimization of partial functions in addition to unique 3D shapes.
We will continue to challenge ourselves toward one-step-ahead device design.

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