Additive manufacturing is generically referred to as 3D printing, The industry-specific name for this process is Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing or LCM. Commercial additive manufacturing of ceramics began in Europe. Ceramco’s U.S. introduction of this technology in 2017 provides customers an invaluable knowledge base.
Rapid Prototyping Saves Time
Let's say you are committed to a project with Ceramco destined for injection molding (LPIM, HPIM or microPIM) but require some sample parts quickly for testing? While the injection molded part eventually will require tooling, Ceramco’s additive process is tool-free, making it possible to produce your prototypes (in some cases) in only days.
Rapid Prototyping Can Also Save Money
Utilizing Ceramco’s additive process, not only is the wait time reduced, but the resultant prototype parts may also reveal some design changes that would otherwise mean adjusting or even scrapping tooling had it been required. You save time and can also (potentially) save money.
Short Production Runs, Specialized Geometries
Ceramco’s additive manufacturing process provides OEMs a means to realize ceramic parts that could otherwise not be produced in quantity. Additive overcomes die lock and de-molding issues. Lattice structures with 0.12 mm (120 μm) minimum walls and struts and holes as small as 0.5 mm are possible. Contact us for more information on additive manufacturing limitations and design guidelines.
Consistent Material Chemistries
People Making it Happen
Additive... is like living in the future, today! Tool free fabrication. Optimizing feature sizes via the customer’s CAD file. Ceramco’s trained specialists can make additive a part of the production process for your OEM ceramic components.
Ready to Make it Happen for You
Do you need a quotation on your print for an OEM ceramic part? Submit an RFQ now, or contact Ceramco. You'll be greeted by a courteous customer service specialist ready to provide immediate, personal assistance. Ceramco specializes in manufacturing OEM ceramic parts with complex geometries, matching the appropriate forming process to your order's specifications and quantity: