At this year’s Ceramitec Lithoz is going to present its latest innovation – the CeraFab8500. The system operates with the trusted LCM-Technology of Lithoz that stands for high quality in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramic components with the same material properties as in conventional production.
Elegant Design combined with the technology for the future
The CeraFab 8500 is a reliable and userfriendly Plug & Play network – printer that works as a stand-alone system, independently from other devices. The system has an intuitive user interface and a functional design (Footprint: Gewicht 250 kg, size: 1.2 m x 0.6 m x 1,8 m). The LED-based exposure unit does not require any special safety precautions to operate the machine.
With a building envelope of 115 mm x 64 mm x 150 mm and a lateral resolution of 60 μm, the CeraFab 8500 is especially suited for the manufacturing of larger components.
Johannes Patzer, CTO of Lithoz, explains,
“The CeraFab 8500 has been developed to meet the requirements and wishes of our customers to produce larger components with our LCM-Technology. Another advantage of the larger building envelope is that now an even larger number of components can be produced at the same time.“
Like the CeraFab 7500, also the new model, the CeraFab 8500 generates the components directly from the CAD-files and tool-free. It allows design variations and highly individual geometries within one working cycle of the manufacturing process.
Resource-efficient production method from lot size 1
During the development process of the new CeraFab-Systems the focus was again on keeping energy consumption and material costs low. The CeraFab 8500 uses a LED-based exposure unit to generate the layer information and shows the same energy requirements than an conventional PC. The special bottom-up-positioning (exposure from the bottom through a transparent trough) requires only as much material as is necessary for the production of the layers and the remaining material can be reused.
Johannes Homa is very proud of Lithoz‘ latest innovation, “The system is suited perfectly for the serial production of high-performance ceramics. At the same time it offers the possibility for companies to produce cost-efficient prototypes and small scale series for their research and development departments, which reduces time-to-market considerably.“
The official launch of the new machine will take place at this year’s Ceramitec, the international key trade show for technical ceramics and raw powder metallurgy. At the company’s stand Lithoz will not only present the new CeraFab 8500, but also a number of Best Practise examples. The team of Lithoz is happy to provide you with all the information you need about our complete systems and the latest material developments.