This topic concerns development of a laser-based 3D printing technology for creation of three-dimensional objects from novel ceramic materials. Conventional ceramic manufacturing technologies require a long post-processing time, are expensive and can often result in defective parts. With now existent 3D CAD systems, modern mechanical and electronic manufacturers use CNC milling in order to achieve required shape and accuracy of parts. However, frequent breakage of ceramic parts, as well as relatively quick wear and tear of tools, are considered a major drawback. PhD studies will focus on additive manufacturing principles for ceramic 3D object formation in order to produce a novel ceramic 3D printer prototype, patent application is anticipated as well.
For more information, please contact the theme supervisor G. Mordas