FacFox is honored to offer a ceramic resin printing service, and help designers fabricate delicate parts with complex geometries and smooth surfaces that are impossible by hand. Ceramic Resin is a silica-filled photopolymer. After firing, the photopolymer network burns out to form a true ceramic part. Fired parts have unique properties that can be leveraged for applications where fired part accuracy is not critical.
- Step 1: Firstly, the required model is supplemented with supports. Then the model is sliced in software into the layers depending on the selected layer thickness.
- Step 2: Printing takes place in individual layers, where each layer is irradiated and cured under the influence of UV laser or projector. As the printed model contains both the cured photopolymer and ceramic particles green body, photopolymer should be removed from the green body before the sintering process.
- Step 3: Post-processing includes drying, debinding and sintering, which usually occurs in one heat treatment cycle. During this stage, the binding photopolymer is removed and ceramic grains are sintered and compacted together. Sometimes chemical debinding would be required.
- Step 4: As a result, the density of the model increases but also the model shrinks volumetrically. Then comes the porcelain prints.