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SYMPOSIUM 8: Additive Manufacturing and 3-D Printing Technologies




Additive manufacturing is a novel fabrication processes of ceramic components with functional structures. The processes allow for innovative complex part fabrication, client customization, rapid prototyping, and distributed manufacturing. 3-D models are designed minutely according to theoretical concepts in computer graphic applications, and 2-D cross sections are created by slicing operations automatically. High-resolution laser beams are scanned on a spread ceramic powder bed with or without resin binders to form solid planes of 2-D cross sections. Through layer stacking, ceramic precursors or components with the 3-D models are fabricated. In other processes, paste materials with ceramic particles dispersed are fused from nozzles moving freely in three dimensions to create composite precursors. Various functional components of dielectric lattices to control electromagnetic waves, bio-materials components for medical applications, and ceramics electrode with large surface area will be newly developed. Large-scale structural components for aerospace and other high-temperature applications can be fabricated with internal cooling path networks formed. This symposium focuses on superiority of design, efficient processing, and perspicuous evaluations in the additive manufacturing processes.



  • Selective laser sintering
  • Stereolithography
  • Direct writing technologies
  • Fused deposition modeling
  • Laminated object manufacturing/green tape stacking
  • Ink-jet-printing technologies
  • Powder bed fusion process
  • Emerging additive manufacturing technologies



Soshu Kirihara, Osaka University, Japan, kirihara@jwri.osaka-u.ac.jp

Mrityunjay Singh, Ohio Aerospace Institute, mrityunjaysingh@oai.org

Martin Schwentenwein, Lithos, Germany

Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota

Michael Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center

Cesar R. Foschini, Universidae Estadual Paulista, Brazil

Miranda Fateri, FH Aachen, Germany

Cynthia Gomes, BAM, Germany

Nahum Travizky, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany



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