Sivas University in Turkey acquires C100 EASY Lab 3D printer
3DCeram installs first advanced technical ceramics system in the Turkish Market
A new C100 EASY LAB ceramics SLA 3D printer from French company 3DCeram was delivered to Sivas University of Science and Technology. According to 3DCeram, this is the first technical ceramic 3D printing machine in Turkey and the company believes that this initiative marks the first step in a rich relationship with long-term prospects.
Sivas University of Science and Technology is a research institution that offers postgraduate programs in fields such as engineering, natural sciences, and medicine. The university has a team of professors who are experts in areas where 3D printing of technical ceramics has found many potential applications.
To date, technical ceramics in Turkey are mainly produced by extrusion and pressing techniques, to manufacture precise, high-quality ceramic parts. They are used in many industrial applications, such as energy, automotive, telecommunications, aerospace and electronics because of their outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal high-performance properties.
Turkey is showing a growing interest in 3D printing of technical ceramics to produce parts such as filters, engine components, and turbines. On the medical front technical ceramics can be used for implantable medical devices, such as spinal cages and dental implants. These parts and materials are sought after for properties such as high temperature resistance, wear resistance and high strength.
The Sivas University of Science and Technology program, with this new collaboration between Sivas and 3DCeram will likely drive the development of know-how for the local ceramic industries, in terms of production efficiency but also in the quality of the production process, thanks to 3D printing.
The market for additive manufacturing of technical ceramics is expected to grow as the technology matures and becomes more widely adopted. This is due to the ability of AM to produce complex geometries and customized parts, which can be difficult or impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.