Symposium: Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

Scope of the Symposium:
Powder-, paste- and suspension-based additive manufacturing methods allow a tool-free production of porous and dense ceramic components with a so-far unknown freedom in design. In particular, ceramic single parts and small series of individualized or personalized components, such as patient specific implants and dental restoration but also jewelry and design components and voluminous components such as optical components for lithography and space applications, are currently the focus of additive manufacturing efforts and research. Nevertheless, additive manufacturing methods are also of interest for the production of medium-size series, especially taking into account economic aspects such as resource efficiency and tooling costs.
However, in comparison to polymeric and metallic materials additive manufacturing of ceramic components is still at the beginning of the development. The reason is that additive manufacturing of ceramics is limited by the inherent material properties of the ceramic powders and the sintering behavior of ceramics, respectively. The successful development of additive manufacturing methods for ceramic components will have to meet several challenges in the next years.

Abstracts on the following subjects may be submitted:

This symposium will review the current state of the AM technologies for ceramic processing, with focus on feedstocks, equipment development, design, properties and microstructure of printed parts. The following topics are suggested, but not limited to:

  • Design of ceramic components for AM
  • Feedstocks for AM
  • AM of inorganic polymers (preceramic polymers and geopolymers)
  • Advances in AM technologies and Hybrid AM technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing of oxide and non-oxide advanced ceramics
  • Multi-material AM

Symposium Organizers:

  • Chairman: Jens Günster
  • Co-chair: Dachamir Hotza

Tentative list of invited speakers:

Scientific Committee:

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