Advantages

New possibilities

Fast

No tooling required and low process times

Low costs

No tooling costs - you only pay for your product

Flexible & Adaptive

Components can be produced in different scaling factors

Functional

Components have the same properties as components produced with CIM technology

Unlimited Design

There are almost no geometric limitations to the construction

Economical

Production from batch size 1

Precise

With a lateral resolution of 40 µm even smallest components can be achieved

Dense

Dense microstructures ( > 99.4 % T.D. ) can be generated

Resistant

A LCM - component has the same mechanical properties as a CIM component

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Process

"Plug & Play" Production

This method is a lithographic process. Thus, layer thicknesses of 25 µm at a lateral resolution of 40 µm is are possible. As the part is built up in layers, it is possible to create voids and undercuts, which is impossible with any other production method!

Input

Ceramic suspension & CAD-Model

Output

Highly complex ceramic components

Process Description

High-end components by lithography

Both the CIM process and the 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, are molding processes, that produce so-called “green parts”. Here, a ceramic suspension is exposed to light and cures at the desired positions. The result is a component, that is shaped " step by step ". A subsequent debinding and sintering process is necessary. This method is suitable for highly complex components, or customized parts and functional prototypes.

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