Vienna, Austria/June 9, 2022 — Lithoz GmbH announced their CeraMax Vario V900 3D printer with all-new LIS technology for large ceramic parts in full densities
The innovative machine is the world’s first 3D printer that can produce large ceramic components with thick walls and full densities using oxide and non-oxide ceramics. It can also easily process dark ceramics such as silicon carbide.
In the LIS technology powering the CeraMax Vario V900, the water-based slurry solution completely absorbs the laser beam. Due to treatment being purely heat-induced, even dark ceramics such as silicon carbide can be processed without issues or loss of desired properties. Silicon carbide, one of the most sought-after technical ceramics for both mechanical properties and width of possible applications, is notoriously difficult to process via any additive manufacturing technology that involves the use of light for curing of slurry materials. The new LIS technology finally opens the door to the processing of this innovative material.
A central element of the CeraMax Vario is the database-supported storage and management of all process data, enabling seamless documentation of print jobs. Optional software upgrades allow for even better parameter control or adjustment, as well as the structuring of your production data and the possibility of real-time process monitoring via remote video transmission. As from now, the brand new LIS technology employed in the CeraMax Vario V900 will perfectly complement Lithoz’s product portfolio. The company’s market leading Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) technology will remain the number one choice for realizing complex structures, ultra-precise details or thin walls. LIS fills another important market area and will take on the role of 3D printing larger ceramic parts while still maintaining all desired ceramic properties.