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3D Printing with SiSiC Silicon Carbide

Maximum flexibility, time and cost savings with the highest product quality: 3D printing technology enables enormous increases in efficiency and quality in numerous industries and applications. The unique material properties of silicon carbide (SiSiC) also enable impressive design freedom combined with very high stability.

Convince yourself of the advantages of additive manufacturing with SiSiC: realisation from batch size 1, short delivery times and competent advice - from the initial idea to the finished product.

Collaboration: In November 2022, it was announced that we are collaborating with XJet, an Israel-based provider of industry-leading additive manufacturing solutions. Read the XJet press release

Design freedom

Experience complete design freedom with silicon carbide, a unique material in one of the most innovative manufacturing processes of our time: 3D printing. Create form and function parts with us in lightweight construction because only necessary elements are built up in the component. Get the finished part faster, without time-consuming and cost-intensive processing steps such as green part machining, milling or joining, and leverage further cost reduction potential through part optimization.

With material thicknesses from 2 mm to 35 mm and hole diameters from 2 mm on, you have a wide range of design options.

A 3D printed sculpture made of SiSiC silicon carbide ceramics
Products of CeramTec made of silicon carbide ceramics.

3D Process Advantages

  • Print directly from CAD data
  • No tools necessary
  • Realization of cavities and undercuts
  • Short production lead or changeover times
  • Maximum flexibility: design changes at the click of a mouse
  • Digitization of existing components possible
  • Simultaneous production of several components on one 3D printer possible

    Flexibility and Reliability

    CeramTec has succeeded in optimizing the material properties of additively manufactured SiSiC components in such a way that the material characteristics correspond to conventionally manufactured components except for a few percentage points. The use of fine silicon carbide powder enables free structures and demanding surface finishes.

    The very high hardness combined with the temperature and chemical resistance withstand the most demanding operating conditions. The 10% lower density than metal, together with the reduced material usage in the additive process, results in low component weights.

    Product made of SiSiC ceramic, manufactured by additive manufacturing
    A grey 3D tower made of SiSiC silicon carbide ceramic

    SiSiC Material Properties

    • Temperature resistance up to 1,350 °C
    • High hardness, stiffness and flexural strength
    • Resistant to acids and corrosion
    • Very abrasion resistant
    • Thermal expansion towards 0
    • High thermal conductivity
    • Resistant to oxidation
    • Tolerance according to DIN ISO 2768-1 GROB
    • Can be eroded

    Our competence for your success

    Diagram of the silicon carbide ceramic 3D printing process at CeramTec.

    Our specialists for additive manufacturing support you in your projects with their whole ceramic expertise. From the evaluation of data to the optimization of production - from batch size 1 to small series.

    Advantages of our SiSiC 3D Printing Technology

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    • Maximum design freedom
    • Flexibility: From batch size 1
    • Short delivery times
    • Competent service team
    • Maximum homogeneity, stability and product safety


    Online Configurator

    Do you have an idea for a 3D printing product or application? Request a feasibility study in our CeramCreator!

    3D Online Configurator


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