Lithoz to exhibit latest ceramic additive manufacturing systems at Formnext

Austrian additive manufacturing company Lithoz is gearing up for Formnext next month with a line-up of next-generation ceramic 3D printing technologies and applications.

The company will be exhibiting its latest CeraFab family of modular machines which are designed for the serial production of high-performance AM ceramics. The three machines – the S230, S65 and S25 – offer a range of build sizes and resolutions and are each said to meet industry standards for density, strength and reproducibility.

CeraFab printers use Lithoz’s Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) technology which aims to deliver ceramics with the same material properties as conventionally manufactured parts. Parts are selectively polymerised layer by layer from a liquid matrix of ceramic and photopolymer particles. Once printed, the so called “green part” goes through a two-step pyrolysis and sintering processes to leave a dense ceramic component.

The modular design means up to four machines can be linked together to create a scalable and flexible production environment with build speeds of up to 150 slices per hour. This is coupled with the CeraDoc module which stores and handles all process data to offer end-to-end traceability.

The CeraFab S230 is the largest of the three systems boasting a build volume of 192 x 120 x 310 mm and layer thicknesses between 25 and 200 microns. The first S230 is already scheduled for delivery to a customer early next year.

In addition to hardware, Lithoz will also be demonstrating a number of application on the booth ranging from ceramic cores and shells for investment casting, industrial and machinery components, to implants for the medical and dental sectors.

Visitors to Formnext on 19-22 November can find out more on Lithoz booth 11.1-D32. Register for your showfloor ticket here and visit the TCT @ Formnext Conference website to register for your conference pass. 

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