Rapid Ceramic Prototypes
HotEnd Works described to us the process his company uses to produce industrial-grade ceramic prototypes. Ceramic prototypes have been around for a very long time, but there's only so much you can do using conventional prototyping tools....Read the complete article about our rapid alumina ceramics on Fabbaloo!
Breaking the Mold - Design Considerations (Part II)
Today's current 3D printed ceramics have several factors which can limit the design of ceramic components. Some of the typical constraints of 3D printed ceramics are:
- Minimum and Maximum Bounding Box (build envelope of the component)
- Objects must have a flat base
- Minimum Material Drain Hole
- Minimum Wall Thickness
Breaking the Mold - Ceramic Fabrication Overview (Part I)
Ceramic 3D printing offers engineering-grade ceramic components in 90% less time than traditional ceramics. Typical turn around can be in as little as five days depending on complexity of the part. This not only allows for faster time to market, but also allows for more iterations during the design process....Read the complete article at 3ders!