Towards Ceramic Production via Digitalization and Additive Manufacturing
By using Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques for ceramic parts,
construction engineers gain access to a multitude of novel designs.
Moreover, time to market can be strongly reduced – especially, if AM is
combined with the digitalization of the entire development and
production process. AM is well established for rapid prototyping. Yet, the
increasing use of AM techniques for the production of real parts implies
new challenges, among them process stability, consistent part quality
and cost efficiency. With ceramic AM, also new printing techniques are
developed. They have the potential to overcome inherent quality problems
especially relevant for the delicate ceramic manufacturing process.