G13: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing and Integration Technologies | The American Ceramic Society

G13: Ceramic Additive Manufacturing and Integration Technologies

Traditional methods for fabricating ceramics and ceramic matrix composites are limited by manufacturability of large parts and complex shapes. In addition, component production can be time consuming and costly. Novel fabrication processes in additive manufacturing, joining, and integration of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites can overcome these limitations. Ceramic integration and additive manufacturing technologies increasingly enable fabrication and utilization of components for high temperature structural applications, including those in energy, environment, transportation, and aerospace. Joining processes allow combination of simpler parts to form large structures or complicated shapes. Integration processes allow incorporation of ceramic and ceramic matrix composite components with metal-based systems. Joining and integration approaches include adhesives, brazing, glass sealing, diffusion bonding, transient liquid phase bonding, and reactive processes.

Additive manufacturing processes allow innovative complex part fabrication, client customization, rapid prototyping, and distributed manufacturing. In additive manufacturing approaches, three dimensional models are designed minutely according to theoretical concepts in computer graphic applications, and two-dimensional cross sections are created by automatic slicing operations. Two dimensional layers are built up through powder bed processes that use high resolution laser beams or binder jetting to form solid planes, or through layer stacking processes, paste extrusion, fused deposition, and curing of photoreactive resins.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Joining of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites
  • Integration of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites to metals
  • Nanoscale and microscale joining
  • Emerging additive manufacturing technologies
  • Selective laser sintering and stereolithography
  • Direct writing technologies
  • Fused deposition modeling and 3-D printing technologies
  • Laminated object manufacturing and powder bed fusion processes
  • Mechanical tests of additively manufactured and joined ceramics and ceramic matrix composites
  • Design and modeling of additive manufacturing materials and interfaces
  • Additive manufacturing-enabled components and their evaluation in relevant operating conditions
  • Multi-material systems
  • Soshu Kirihara, Osaka University, Japan, kirihara@jwri.osaka-u.ac.jp
  • Michael C. Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA, c.halbig@nasa.gov
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, ferraris@polito.it
  • Johannes Homa, Lithos GmbH, Austria
  • Miranda Fateri, FH Aachen, Germany
  • Cynthia Gomes, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
  • Tatsuya Hinoki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Michael J. Reece, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Cesar R. Foschini, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
  • Thomas Weißgärber, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials, Germany
  • Mathieu Brochu, McGill University, Canada