Ceramic Additive Manufacturing

Ceramic is often associated with tableware, but it finds applications in many other industries such as medical devices, luxury and manufacturing at large.

Ceramic présents notable properties that these industries can look for : hardness, biocompatibility, dimensional and chemical stability, mechanical resistance, low density, abrasion and corrosion high resistance. Ceramic is therefore much sought after as an AM material by R&D services and manufacturing labs.

Ceramic objetcs can be 3D printed with additive manufacturing processes. SLS transforms a compressed dry powder, while a kind of SLA works from a liquid state.

Glass Additive Manufacturing

In line with 3DS Group originating with perfume bottle model making 50 years ago, VOLUM-e strives to innovate and respond to needs from loyal customers : the direct manufacturing of a bottle model in glass. This technology represents a major R&D challenge for the company and a potential breakthrough for the industry.

Since Mediated Matter, a research group at MIT, announced promising findings in 2015, VOLUM-e commits to extensive technology Watch and R&D efforts in impatient expectation of new technologies to directly process glass.

Today, some solutions exist in the field of fused filament fabrication or FDM. This additive process allows to produce complex geometries in record time. Its ability to meet tolerance is real, even confoundingly close to parts that are manufactured with traditional means.