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CUMI installs ceramic 3D printer from 3DCeram

Carborundum Universal, an Indian industry giant, is a global leader in the production of advanced ceramic parts

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Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), a leading ceramic manufacturing company based in India, has installed a ceramic stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer from 3DCeram at the facilities of its Industrial Ceramics division. 3DCeram will be exhibiting at ceramitec 2024. Visitors will be able to see the company’s technology and its latest applications in Hall 6, booth 236.

CUMI also acknowledged the commitment and expertise of Shree Rapid Technologies, representing 3DCeram Sinto in this transformative venture, expressing satisfaction with the installation, training, and ongoing support.

“We are confident that by incorporating the 3D printing technology into our production process, we would be able to cater into more markets for Technical Ceramics. We are satisfied with the Installation, Training, and Support extended by Shree Rapid Technologies on behalf of 3D Ceram Sinto,” stated Prathap Kumar, Business Head of the Industrial Ceramics Division at CUMI.

The collaboration promises to revolutionize production capabilities by Carborundum Universal, enabling the company to manufacture intrinsic and critical ceramic parts with a precision that is impossible to obtain via traditional manufacturing methods.

CUMI installs ceramic 3D printer from 3DCeram. Carborundum Universal is a global leader in the production of advanced ceramic parts
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CUMI, a distinguished member of the INR 742 billion (USD 8.9 billion) Murugappa Group, specializes in materials sciences engineering solutions, with a global footprint in industries such as abrasives, electrominerals, ceramics, refractories, and energy storage materials. Boasting a workforce of over 5,500 employees, CUMI is renowned for its commitment to innovation, collaboration, and the delivery of high-quality material solutions.

The recently acquired 3DCeram’s Ceramic 3D printer utilizes state-of-the-art stereolithography technology, providing CUMI with a strategic advantage in the production of ceramic components. Unlike conventional methods, the top-down stereolithography method eliminates the need for support structures, allowing for the manufacturing of intricate parts with uncompromised precision.

This technology enables CUMI to maintain the same properties as ceramics produced through traditional processes and also offers scalability for larger components, a feature not readily available with alternative technologies such as DLP stereolithography.

CUMI has already successfully assessed the production of parts in alumina using the 3DCeram’s 3D printer, achieving positive outcomes. The company is poised to extend its capabilities further by testing materials such as Zirconia, Silicon Nitride, and Silicore (silica-based for foundry cores) in the near future. By incorporating 3D printing technology into its production processes, CUMI aims to penetrate new markets for technical ceramics, solidifying its position as an industry leader.

According to VoxelMatters’ latest report con AM of technical ceramics, this market segment is projected to grow from $113 million in 2022 to $2 billion in revenues by 2032, at 33.5% CAGR. The study, published in 2023, is based on 108 companies that have invested interests in technical ceramic AM, representing nearly the entirety of the market and its key segments: 24 hardware manufacturers, 40 material suppliers, and 44 service providers. The dataset for this study comprises over 15,000 data points, providing one of the most accurate snapshots of the global market.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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