Lithoz GmbH, producers of world leading ceramic additive manufacturing technology, recently developed the CeraFab System family. This technology is the solution now ready for the industrial serial production of additively manufactured high-performance ceramics and will be presented at Formnext on 19th November in Frankfurt, at booth 11.1-D32. Lithoz will also hold a press conference at 3.15pm.
Boosted productivity, unmatched precision, consolidated reliability
CeraFab System 3D printers come in 3 different sizes in terms of the build platform and with different resolutions depending on the need of the application. The modular design of the CeraFab System also allows for the combination (cascading) of up to 4 production units, creating a scalable and flexible production environment. With build speeds of up to 150 slices per hour, productivity is therefore increased fourfold and results in considerably lower cost per part. The current generation of projectors with WQXGA resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) – in combination with a lens specially developed for the process – guarantees absolute precision in the printed components, particularly in the micrometer range.
The central element of the CeraFab System is a database for storing and handling process data, facilitating end to end documentation of print jobs. The CeraDoc module is the best solution for 100% traceability during production. The CeraFab System 3D printers are especially suited to the production of highly reproducible components which meet the high level of quality for high-end markets including aerospace, industrial and medical.
The recently developed CeraFab S230 has the largest build platform in the CeraFab System family and the first machine will be shipped in early 2020 to our first customer. The specifications of the CeraFab System S230 include lateral resolutions of 75 μm, layer thicknesses of 25 – 200 μm and build volumes of 192 x 120 x 320 mm.
The newest generation of CeraFab 3D printers, along with an expanded range of services and technical expertise offers Lithoz existing and future customers competitive advantage in terms of product quality and sustainability of their manufacturing process. At Formnext 2019 (Booth #11.1 D32), Lithoz will demonstrate a variety of applications for diverse industry sectors, ranging from ceramic cores and shells for investment casting, industrial and machinery components, up to implants for medical and dental.