|About this Abstract
||MS&T21: Materials Science & Technology
||Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic-based Materials: Process Development, Materials, Process Optimization and Applications
||Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics for Aerospace Applications
||Lisa M. Rueschhoff, William Costakis, Connor Wyckoff, Matthew Dickerson, Michael Cinibulk
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Lisa M. Rueschhoff
The cruise altitudes and speed of flight will be higher than ever before for next generation aerospace applications. While this will enable superior efficiency and reach, it comes at the cost of harsher environments experienced by the component materials. Beyond increased temperature capability, ceramics also offer increased erosion resistance, higher stiffness, lower density, and in some cases, multi-functional properties. Additive manufacturing (AM) of ceramics offers a more agile manufacturing method to create the complex-shaped components needed for next generation component designs. This talk will give an overview of ceramic AM techniques and targeted aerospace applications. Special focus will be given to the technique of direct ink writing of ceramics and composites. Details on selecting and understanding the necessary ink design, rheology, and print parameters will be discussed and be compared between inks with varied solvents (i.e. water and flowable preceramic polymer).