Additive Manufacturing of Functionalized Glass Components

Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes for polymers, ceramics and metals have become increasingly important in recent years for the manufacture of near-net-shape components. In contrast, the use of glass for this technology has so far only been studied in isolated cases. Processing of glasses as powders by established ceramic shaping technologies and new AM technologies offer the potential for near-netshaped complex components with additional properties. The integration of photoluminescent particles into the sintered glass matrices is used as an example to present the principle of functionalization and hybridisation of glass. Furthermore, the possibilities of co-sintering different adjusted suspensions and feedstock for the realisation of multi-component components will be demonstrated by the CerAM T3DP and der CerAM VPP technologies.


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