Additive manufacturing SiSiC

ROCAR®3D - Ceramics in new dimensions

Maximum flexibility, time and cost savings and highest product quality: 3D printing technology impresses with numerous, often decisive advantages. At CeramTec, more than 100 years of expertise in the field of advanced ceramics meet the spirit of innovation. We provide you with competent support in product development, from the initial idea to the finished product.

 

Design freedom

Experience complete design freedom with silicon carbide, a unique material in one of the most innovative manufacturing processes of our time: 3D printing. Create form and function parts with us in lightweight construction because only necessary elements are built up in the component. Get the finished part faster, without time-consuming and cost-intensive processing steps such as green part machining, milling or joining, and leverage further cost reduction potential through part optimization.

With material thicknesses from 2 mm to 35 mm and hole diameters from 2 mm on, you have a wide range of design options.

3D Ceramics materials

Unbeatable process advantages of 3D printing:

  • Print directly from CAD data
  • No tools necessary
  • Realization of cavities and undercuts
  • Short production lead or changeover times
  • Maximum flexibility: design changes at the click of a mouse
  • Digitization of existing components possible
  • Simultaneous production of several components on one 3D printer possible
    SISIC 3D printing is a real game changer

       

      With all the advantages of 3D printing:

      Maximum flexibility and reliability

      CeramTec has succeeded in optimizing the material properties of additively manufactured SiSiC components in such a way that the material characteristics correspond to conventionally manufactured components except for a few percentage points. The use of fine silicon carbide powder enables free structures and demanding surface finishes.

      The very high hardness combined with the temperature and chemical resistance withstand the most demanding operating conditions. The 10% lower density than metal, together with the reduced material usage in the additive process, results in low component weights.

      3D Ceramic material
      Powder in glass

      The outstanding SiSiC material properties

      • Temperature resistance up to 1,350 °C
      • High hardness, stiffness and flexural strength
      • Resistant to acids and corrosion
      • Very abrasion resistant
      • Thermal expansion towards 0
      • High thermal conductivity
      • Resistant to oxidation
      • Tolerance according to DIN ISO 2768-1 GROB
      • Can be eroded

      Our competence for your success

      The CeramTec specialists for additive manufacturing support you in your projects with their whole ceramic expertise. From the evaluation of data to the optimization of production - from batch size 1 to small series.

      Development process 3D ceramics
      for developers who think out of the box
      3D structure The layer structure is no longer visible in the microstructure of Rocar® 3D.

      The advantages of our SiSiC 3D printing technology

      • Maximum design freedom
      • Flexibility: From batch size 1
      • Short delivery times
      • Competent service team
      • Maximum homogeneity, stability and product safety