Because of the excellent high-temperature mechanical properties and superior corrosion resistance, advanced ceramic materials are widely used in aerospace and defense industries to produce heat shield, engine components, armors, and many other products that work under extreme conditions. Binder jetting additive manufacturing is highly promising to make complex-shaped ceramic parts because it has little geometry limitation and is easy to scale up. However, the bulk density of printed ceramic parts can only reach 40–68%, far below the requirement for load-bearing applications. The main cause comes from the contradictory requirements on the feedstock powder particle size: a large particle size (>5 µm) is required to have high flowability while a small particle size.
- Identify the key challenges in ceramic additive manufacturing
- Understand how ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing works
- Learn an innovative method to increase the performance of ceramic parts from binder jetting additive manufacturing
Why Is It Important?
Additive manufacturing is revolutionizing the way industrial products are designed, manufactured, and distributed. Academic institutions, government agencies, business communities, and professional associations all consider additive manufacturing as their strategic research and development area.