3D Printing. Ceramic.

3D Printing in SLA Ceramic

3D Printing in our Ceramic material gives your designs excellent temperature resistance, high strength and low conductivity.

Another recent addition to our 'Strong & Durable' and 'Fine Detail' service, our Ceramic based 3D printing service gives you an ideal material where you need Strength, Smooth surface finish and excellent temperature resistance. Designs produced in Ceramic can have fine detail and the off white colour enhances temperature resistance when exposed to local heat sources.  We give you two options including the new Zirconia ZrO2 material.

Ceramic infused resin (SLA)

3D Printing in our Ceramic material is via the Stereolithography (SLA) process where the base liquid resin cured layer by layer by a laser. Each layer is 100 micron thick and gives a nice smooth surface finish.  We recommend that wall thickness or features in your design should be in excess of 0.5mm to ensure integrity.

High Temperature Resistance.

Our Ceramic SLA 3D printing sits on both our 'Strong and Durable' and 'Fine Detail' services on account of parts being strong yet capable of resolving features down to 0.5mm. Stand out properties include a high temperature resistance and large build volume.  To summarise, 3D Printed Ceramic gives your designs:

  • High temperature resistance of 200 deg C.
  • Smooth surface finish.
  • Excellent aesthetics in a 'White' colour.
  • Fine individual details and wall thicknesses down to 0.5mm.
  • High levels of accuracy & dimensional stability.
  • Strength & Durability with robust material properties.
  • Electrical properties include very low conductivity.

Applications

Include designs required to work in close proximity to localised heat sources such as lasers, or to produce complex wave guide or antenna substrate designs for full or selective metalization.

Ceramic. Zirconia ZrO2.

New. We can now offer you the ceramic Zirconia ZrO2 material 3d printed via the Xjet Nanoparticle jetting process. Nanoparticle jetting gives you a good size build area at 500 x 280 x 200mm with high resolution and fine detail. The 10-15um layer height is one of the finest available in additive manufacturing, which along with a soluble support facilitates intricate design features. 

Published accuracy figures are impressive at +/- 20 to 50 um over 50mm.

More information to follow. 

 

Ceramic Material Properties.

Key properties for our Ceramic 3D Printed materials.

  • SLA ceramic material built in 0.1mm layers.
  • Temperature Resistance of 200^c.
  • Density 1.7 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus 9500Mpa
  • Tensile Strength 65Mpa
  • Elongation at Break 1.5%
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area - 500 x 500 x 590mm
  • Break away support structure.

Ceramic 3d printing.

Ceramic nozzle, 3D printed for a factory production line application.

Ceramic nozzle, 3D printed for a factory production line application.

The design pictured was 3d printed in our ceramic material to take advantage of it's superior temperature resistance. The part delivers cooling air but works in very close proximity to a high temperature laser. The off white color means helps manage ambient in the environment.

3D Printed Ceramic Wave Guide.

3D Printed Ceramic Wave Guide.

Our Ceramic material offers excellent electrical properties for use as a substrate in wave guide applications, in the microwave spectrum of frequencies.

3D Printed Antenna in our Ceramic material.

3D Printed Antenna in our Ceramic material.

Along with desirable electrical properties, our Ceramic material gives a smooth surface finish for metalisation processes.

Ceramic nozzle, 3D printed for a factory production line application.   3D Printed Ceramic Wave Guide. 3D Printed Antenna in our Ceramic material.

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LATEST WORK

Example objects printed with our 3d printing services:

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Metal 3d printing service - example of work.

OUR CLIENTS SAY

What our customers say about our 3d printing service

"Finding a company local to me that offers a fantastic service, a quality product and a short lead time will really help me develop my own business! Many thanks!"

Mike, Cable management, product development.

What our customers say about our 3d printing service

"We have received the impellers and we are very impressed with the quality of the printed parts. Thanks for your help with this order, I’m sure we will be in touch again in the future."

Ian, Design Engineering Team Leader.

August 2017


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