Established 3D printing processes for technical high-performance ceramics– first and foremost, stereolithography and binder jetting – have eachmade an important contribution to the growth of ceramic Additive Manufacturing(AM) thanks to their different strengths. However, none of theknown 3D printing processes for oxide ceramics have yet been able toproduce large, fully dense parts with thick walls. … Read more
MERSEN Boostec SiC is a polycrystalline technical ceramic obtained bypressureless sintering resulting in a silicon carbide completely free ofnon-combined silicon. This paper gives a short description of the MERSENBoostec company. Four of its main current commercial activities concerninglaser processes, semiconductor and optomechanics OEMs as well ascontinuous flow reactors for the chemical industry are overviewed.
The company founded in 1966 by chemical engineer Jorge Cardenas andElly Cardenas in Albershausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, has beendedicated to the fascination of ceramics for 50 years.