Since 1997, Technology Assessment and Transfer (TA&T) has been 3D printing ceramic materials for customers in various medical and technical market sectors. These customers include startups through to global organizations. Our 3D printed developmental, prototype, and commercial efforts in alumina, zirconia, and silica materials are based on UV-curable photo-polymerization resins using digital light projection (DLP) technology.
Our proprietary approach with this methodology reduces time to market and lowers cost through these pathways:
- Elimination of Tooling Time
- Shortened Development Cycles
- Geometric Design Freedom
- High-Resolution Capabilities
- Elimination of Machining Needs
- Rapid/Parallel Design Iterations
Areas of Expertise
Excellent results have been achieved in a wide range of applications including medical device components (e.g., ablation tips), heat exchangers for military and industrial applications, ceramic casting cores for jet engine blades, and many other complex components that can reduce part count and enhance performance capabilities.
- Ceramic Tooling for Investment Casting
- Medical & Dental Components
- Metal & Ceramic Heat Exchangers
- High-Resolution Stereolithography (SLA)
- Ceramic Resin Development
The TA&T methodology for ceramic 3D printing is ideal for production ramp-up or niche product commercialization. Our inherent “Just-In-Time” process eliminates the time and cost of manufacturing a tool and enables early assessment of market acceptance. For low-volume ceramic production, TA&T 3D printing ultimately saves money and satisfies market demands.
Our team of experts is here to help you understand the entire 3D printing process from start to finish. Whether you still have questions or are ready to get started, contact us today!
Stereolithography printing is an innovative 3D printing technology that creates 3D objects directly from a digital file. Its complex but precise process involves the use of a UV light to draw rapid lines across different levels of a liquid resin.
Component Prototyping & Manufacturing
With decades of experience in component prototyping & manufacturing, TA&T has established reliable cost-effective processes allowing your team to collaborate more efficiently and effectively while getting accurate results.
Ceramic 3D Printing Services
With ceramic 3D Printing, multiple prototype parts can be made simultaneously. This results in a reduced cost per design iteration by spreading costs across dozens of individual pieces. The Result: A reduced time to market at a lower cost than conventional ceramic processing.
Our Alumina, Zirconia and Silica resin formulations have been optimized for DLP 3D Printing and specific applications. The materials have been successfully used to produce alumina and zirconia medical and dental devices and silica ceramic cores used for casting single crystal turbine blades among a host of other applications. TA&T offers research & development, prototyping and low-rate production of 3D printed ceramics. Our ceramic resins are available for purchase.
Inquiries about licensing of 3D Printed Ceramic Casting Cores for Turbine Blades, Zirconia for Dental Restorations and numerous Alumina applications are welcomed.