Data-driven methods such as Data Mining (DM) and Machine Learning (ML) are contributing to the development and optimisation of new Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies and associated materials beyond the limits of existing empirical knowledge [1, 2]. These methods enable an increase in manufacturing and development efficiency, accompanied by methods for condition monitoring and on-demand maintenance … Read more
As an alternative shaping method to the traditionally used processes, Additive Manufacturing (AM) can produce economical ceramic components in small lot sizes and/or with complex geometries. Powderbased AM processes like binder jetting are popular in the field of metal AM. One reason is the increased productivity compared to other AM technologies. For ceramic materials, powder-based … Read more
Energy storage is an essential element of the energy transition. Besides Li-ion, all-solid state lithium and sodium batteries attract a lot of attention due to their expected better performance. These electrochemical storage technologies rely on ceramic materials as active electrode materials, separator and electrolyte, that need to be processed and integrated into full cells.
Many areas of technology would be unthinkable today without highperformance ceramics on the basis of silicon nitride for the optimisation of structures and processes. They are used, for instance, for reducing wear, increasing process temperatures, avoiding corrosion or crosscontamination to lightweight engineering or reducing accelerated masses. The ongoing demand for miniaturisation and increased performance of … Read more
Metals, plastics and ceramics each have particular properties, which make them suitable for different applications. Density, thermal and electrical conductivity, thermal expansion, hardness, Young’s modulus, optical properties, melting point, chemical stability, manufacturing cost and environmentfriendliness are only some of the aspects which must be considered in the selection of a material class for a given … Read more
SEDAL has been involved for the last years in the optimisation of the water-based tape casting process to produce high-quality ceramic substrates for electronic applications. Water-based tape casting is a lowcost and especially an environmentally friendly process. But its main difficulty relies on the drying conditions and controlling the thickness of the tapes obtained, among … Read more
Nature offers an almost inexhaustible reservoir of usable functions that have always been present in the plant world. Each plant species has its own outstanding, individual characteristics. The innovative, “green” future technology of J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group uses these valuable functions and properties and opens them up to all areas of life and modern … Read more
As the global leader in the field of industrial ceramic 3D printing, Lithoz has been providing technology for innovators to push the boundaries of manufacturing since its founding in 2011. Working towards growing ceramic 3D printing into a reliable technology for industrial production, many innovators now use Lithoz 3D printing solutions for the production of … Read more
Ceramic pins are now used in areas where metals were previously used. Just a few decades ago, applications that are taken for granted today were not considered to be possible. However, just because the more expensive product is chosen does not necessarily make it the best. Only the finishing of the surface gives the material … Read more
The separation technique dynamic cross-flow filtration is enjoying ever greater recognition in the field of membrane filtration. This article provides an overview of the unique selling points of this sophisticated method and the resulting applications.