||Additive manufacturing technology for ceramics, glasses and their composites is much less mature when compared to polymers and metals. However, due to the limitations of conventional ceramic processing, additive manufacturing could have an even bigger impact on this class of materials, than what is currently being observed for polymers and metals.
This symposium intends to cover all the emerging technologies for 3D printing of ceramics, glasses and composites, including stereolithography of slurries and pre-ceramic resins, direct writing and micro-extrusion technologies, as well as selective laser sintering/melting. Different sessions will focus on different approaches, as well as mechanical and functional properties of additively manufactured materials and structures. In light of the challenging post-print processing required in most cases, the materials science of thermal processing after 3D printing is also a focus of this symposium. Contributions concentrating on modeling and simulation are sought as well.
This symposium is sponsored by the ACerS Engineered Ceramics Division