So why technical ceramics? With their unique mechanical properties, ceramic is ideal for end-use, the production of bio-compatible and even food safe products. The current range of materials and processes dedicated to the additive manufacturing of ceramic parts, make it possible to challenge the boundaries of what is impossible.
Compared to both polymers and metals, ceramic materials possess many attractive physical and mechanical properties, most notably the generally superior mechanical properties (for e.g. modulus, hardness, strength) at elevated temperatures and many unique physical properties such as electrical and thermal conductivities that can be tailored at broad ranges for different applications.