Prospects for ceramics shaping up nicely

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019

Whether you call them technical ceramics, engineering ceramics or advanced ceramics, these materials have advanced steadily through the past year, and 2019 holds a great deal of potential for more widespread adoption, notably in the high performance industrial arena, as Charlie Wallin reports.

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is also known as three-dimensional (3D) ceramic printing. But whatever name you prefer, its development is on a steep upward trajectory.

All the key market participants – the materials companies, the printer manufacturers and the component producers – have invested heavily over the past...

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