PhD student at FH Südschweiz achieves promising results with hybrid ceramic 3D printing
Ceramic architectures offer excellent thermomechanical properties, high strength and are exceptionally temperature resistant. They are therefore well suited for use in extreme environments, in burners, heat exchange, high-tech industry and aerospace. Unfortunately, they are insanely complicated to manufacture and their potential can hardly be fully exploited at present. Marco Pelanconi, a materials engineer and doctoral student at SUPSI (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana), has succeeded in developing a hybrid printing process with complex structures made of ceramics as part of his doctoral thesis. The scene is talking about a breakthrough in ceramic 3D printing.
Research is held in particularly high regard at the UAS of Southern Switzerland compared to other universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. In total, more than 46 million Swiss francs flow into the approaches of the approximately 800 researchers. Marco Pelanconi is one of them and conducts research at the Hybrid Material Laboratory (HM Lab) under the direction of Professor Alberto Ortona, among other things, on electrical and thermal energy storage, heat and mass exchangers for absorption-desorption systems with AM ceramic architectures and, as part of his dissertation, on hybrid 3D printing of ceramic complexes. With the help of SLS technology and the Sintratec KIT, he has now achieved promising results in this field.
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