Aspects of Economical Production of Silicon Nitride Injection Molded Components

Silicon nitride is a promising engineering material characterized by the special combination of its properties such as extremely high strength and toughness, low thermal expansion, good thermal conductivity, high hardness, and extremely high chemical resistance [1, 2, 3] With this property profile, silicon nitride is predestined for extreme mechanical and thermal operating conditions as well … Read more

Binder Jetting as Complementary Technology to Metal Injection Molding?

Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ) is an additive process in which binder is introduced locally into metal powder layers. The generated green parts are then debindered and sintered. In contrast to beam-based additive processes, hard materials can also be processed and, in principle, higher volumes or large, complex components can be produced more economically. Background The … Read more

FastCast Ceramics – Solutions for Investment Casting

FastCast Ceramics is a spin-off from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) that focuses on ceramic solutions for the investment casting industry. Their innovative processing route based on capillary suspensions, suppresses stresses and thus crack propagation. Their first products aim for faster and more reliable shell building, concentrating on an accelerated layer formation as well as … Read more

Electric Discharge Machinable Ceramics with Oxide Matrix – Compositions, Properties and Machining Features

Manufacturing of customised ceramic components of low dimensional tolerances and complex geometrical features with lot size one is a technological and economic challenge. If additive manufacturing technologies or conventional milling from blanks cannot deliver the required component strength or accuracy electric discharge machining (EDM) of ceramics present an attractive alternative as die sinking and wire … Read more

IWM-IAPK Colloquium 2023: Sintering-Based Additive Manufacturing – Trends and Developments

Additive or generative Manufacturing (AM) of components is currently attracting a lot of attention. The potential of the processes is addressed by research and development for many industry sectors, with ever new and modified processes being devised. At the same time, the first systems for aviation, medicine and tool-making have made the leap into commercialisation … Read more

3DCERAM – Process Provider when it Comes to Services

The company 3DCERAM was created in 2009 and initially operated as a service bureau, manufacturing technical ceramic parts by 3D printing for large industrial companies. The choice of technology was made for stereolithography because of its high precision, high performance qualities, and its very fine surface appearance. These performances were identical to those obtained by … Read more

Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) Process from QSIL Actively Contributes to Global CO2 Reduction

Milestone for materials specialist QSIL: 11 million ceramic sliding shoes for axial piston pumps have been delivered. This ceramic component replaces DLC-coated steel parts as global standard for the 4-cylinder Diesel engines. QSIL Ingenieurkeramik GmbH, based in Frankenblick/DE recently celebrated a milestone. There, they were pleased about the 11 millionth ceramic sliding shoe for axial … Read more

XJet Expands Activities in Europe

Jet Ltd. is a provider of professional solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metal and ceramic components. These are used, for example, in the aerospace sector, in the automotive industry, in chemicals and electronics, but also in medical technology including dental technology, in toolmaking and luxury goods. The company is known for NanoParticle Jetting technology. … Read more

KRAHN Ceramics: “Working with Customers to Open up New Applications”

In early 2020, KRAHN Ceramics became independent from KRAHN Chemie, a company in the Otto Krahn Group, setting out as an autonomous division. Besides investing in its Technical Centre in Dinslaken, the company has also installed its first in-house production line for ceramic feedstock. With this step, the company is moving its headquarters to the … Read more


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