Ceramics 3D Printed from Foams


Researchers from the Complex Materials group have used an additive manufacturing process to print an extremely porous ceramic component. Manufacturing a material of this kind with a 3D printer is a considerable achievement.

3D Ceramics

Doctoral student Carla Minas, from the Complex Materials group led by ETH Professor André Studart, has succeeded in creating a highly porous and yet extremely robust ceramic material, which she “printed” using an additive manufacturing process. The trick here was to use an “ink” consisting of a stable ceramic emulsion that did not collapse during or after printing.

  • ETH News: German, English
  • Minas C, Carnelli D, Tervoort E, Studart AR. 3D Printing of Emulsions and Foams into Hierarchical Porous Ceramics. Advanced Materials, 2016. DOI:10.1002/adma.201603390
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