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University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

3D-printed bioactive glass–ceramic delivers more stability during sintering

By / August 10, 2012

Computer model (a), and photograph of 3D-printed green body (b) and sintered glass/HAp composite structure (c, after heating to 750°C at 2 K/min) for testing the viability of the 3D-printing process and the sinter model for optimized HAp content. Labels indicate dimensions in mm. Credit: Winkel et al.; JACerS. Authors of an new Early View…

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Video of the week: From macro to micro—a 3D journey through ceramic structures

By / August 2, 2011

[flash mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/3D_movie_cellular_ceramics.jpg}] Pull out your Shrek souvenir red/green cardboard glasses. You will need them for this intriguing simulation video I found of ceramic cellular structures by Tobias Fey at the University of Erlangen’s Glass and Ceramic department’s website. Although the captions are all in German, viewers will immediately get how they can fly…

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Ceramics from alumina-loaded preceramic paper for lightweight applications

By Martin Grolms / August 1, 2011

Example of sintered alumina turbine, manufactured from alumina paper in previous work by Travitzky, et als. Credit: Paper Technology Foundation (PTS), Munich, Germany. Preceramic paper processing is an interesting novel approach for the manufacturing of lightweight ceramic components, as it can be used to create a wide variety of shapes and has the ability to form…

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