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Ceramic processing

Facilities for the research and processing of functional ceramics, the whole processing chain from powder synthesis to component sintering, e.g., sol-gel synthesis facilities, supercritical carbon dioxide (ScCO2) processing capabilities for nanopowder production, 3D-additive shapeforming and sintering in ambient and protective environments. The laser technology offers a concentrated and clean heat source for advanced processing of ceramics and modification of surfaces. The final properties of functional surfaces are evaluated, e.g., with streaming potential and surface energy measurements. Ceramic powders can be prepared into additive manufacturing slurries and complex geometries can be printed with digital light processing based stereolithography additive manufacturing system.

ScCO2 device
Photo: Jonne Renvall, TAU