The implementation of additive manufacturing for ceramics is more challenging than for other material classes, since most of the shaping methods require polymer binder. Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) could offer a new binder-free consolidation route, since it is capable of processing ceramics in a direct manner without post-processing. However, laser processing of ceramics, especially high performance oxide ceramics, is limited by low thermal shock resistance, weak densification and low light absorptance at room temperature; particularly in the visible or near-infrared range. An extensive review focusing only on LAM (powder bed fusion – laser beam and directed energy deposition) of high performance oxide ceramics is currently lacking. This state-of-the-art review gives a detailed summary and critical analysis about process technologies, part properties, open challenges and process monitoring in the field of oxide ceramics. Improvements in accuracy and mechanical strength are proposed that could open LAM of oxide ceramics to new fields.

Direct laser additive manufacturing of high performance oxide ceramics: A state-of-the-art review

Puccio D.;Grasso M.;Colosimo B. M.;
2021

Abstract

The implementation of additive manufacturing for ceramics is more challenging than for other material classes, since most of the shaping methods require polymer binder. Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) could offer a new binder-free consolidation route, since it is capable of processing ceramics in a direct manner without post-processing. However, laser processing of ceramics, especially high performance oxide ceramics, is limited by low thermal shock resistance, weak densification and low light absorptance at room temperature; particularly in the visible or near-infrared range. An extensive review focusing only on LAM (powder bed fusion – laser beam and directed energy deposition) of high performance oxide ceramics is currently lacking. This state-of-the-art review gives a detailed summary and critical analysis about process technologies, part properties, open challenges and process monitoring in the field of oxide ceramics. Improvements in accuracy and mechanical strength are proposed that could open LAM of oxide ceramics to new fields.
JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
Additive manufacturing
Ceramic oxides
Directed energy deposition
Powder bed fusion – laser beam
Selective laser melting and sintering
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Direct laser additive manufacturing of high performance oxide ceramics A state-of-the-art review.pdf

accesso aperto

: Publisher’s version
Dimensione 3.84 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
3.84 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11311/1176354
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 8
social impact