High-performance ceramics are seen as the next frontier for industrial rapid prototyping, some manufacturing and also, as we have begun to see recently, for biofabrication and 3D bioprinting. Biocerawax, a new AM process which is being presented by French 3D printer distributor Multistation, focuses on this latest aspect by introducing a new method for low-cost, bioceramic 3D printing based on Solidscape’s DoD (Drop on Demand) high-res, wax-based AM process.
There are a few ways to go about high-resolution ceramics 3D printing and most of them are based on the stereolithographic process. For example Lithoz’s LCM technology , or 3DCeram‘s and Prodways DLP-based ceramics manufacturing. Developed by the EMSE (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France), the process introduced by Multistation produces complex and lattice architectures by the impregnation of lost patterns manufactured with Solidscape machines.Read more