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Ceramic Core 3D Printing Machines and Furnaces

In areas where integrated casting design and functional material structures are required to improve performance, the benefits of Additive Manufacturing are significant. Utilising 3D printing can be beneficial in realising cost reduction, waste reduction and time-saving. 

Ceramic Core 3D Printing Overview

Product Development

Improving conventional technologies by adding 3D printing technology to achieve better, faster results while lowering cost and laboru.

Serial Production

Embracing the potential of 3D printing technology to increase manufacturing flexibility for prototyping and series production.

Materials

The AdmaPrint S130 is a silica-based material that delivers mechanically strong shells and ceramic core with excellent surface properties

3D Printers and Ceramic Furnaces

Ceramic Core 3D Printers

AdmaFlex 130

Featuring the unique capability of 3D printing both advanced ceramics and metals on one system. This technology is ideal for the development and production of functional parts with complex geometries, high resolution, fine details, and a smooth surface finish while benefiting from excellent material properties.

AdmaFlex 300

Featuring a large build volume and the unique capability of 3D printing both advanced ceramics and metals but also multi-material on one machine. The Admaflex 300 is ideal for many demanding applications including mass-3D production of silica shells and ceramic cores for high precision casting.

Ceramic Core Sintering Furnaces

Compact Integrated Debinding & Sintering

This compact furnace handles both debinding and sintering steps with only one machine, taking up less space in your working environment and saving time. It is ideal for R&D and small series production of ceramic printing applications. The furnace has a chamber that can be moved through a mechanical system, enabling easy loading. With heating elements installed in four lateral walls, there is excellent temperature uniformity

Integrated Debinding & Sintering

This furnace handles both debinding and sintering steps with only one machine, taking up less space in your working environment and saving time. Due to its large inner volume it is ideal for production of ceramic printing applications. The furnace has a chamber that can be moved through a mechanical system, enabling easy loading. With heating elements installed in four lateral walls, there is excellent temperature uniformity. 

Debinding Furnace

After 3D printing your ceramic parts with the Admaflex 130, they are in the green stage. The debinding furnace will remove the supporting polymers inside your products.  This furnace has the advantage of easy loading and tight sealing. Through an automatic movement system, the loading can easily be facilitated and with heating elements installed in all four lateral walls, excellent temperature uniformity can be reached.

Sintering Furnace

After firing ceramic products in a debinding furnace, they are in the brown stage. The second and final post-processing step needed is sintering. Through firing the products in a sintering furnace, the atoms in the materials diffuse across the boundaries of the particles, fusing them together and creating one solid piece. This way, a fully dense ceramic end-product will be ensured.

Why Choose an Admaflex Printer?

Patented Feedstock System

The Admaflex systems are designed to effectively handle materials with high viscosity, normally associated with ceramic slurries, enabling high reliability and printing speeds. This innovative system also enables efficient feedstock management by reusing the excess material. 

Modular Concept

The Admaflex range of printers are designed with a modular concept, to accommodate all future developments. You can choose the resolution and building volume that meet your needs. The machine is already prepared for upgrade with Vision based In-Process Monitoring and future Metal printing

Open Platform

The Admaflex is an open system that comes as standard with a complete software which provides full control of the printing process. The Admaflex user interface allows you to slice the part, add support structures if needed, apply offsets, customize and optimize parameters before and during the printing process. Printjobs with settings can be prepared and stored on a centralized data server and sent to the printer via the standard Ethernet connection

Metal Printing Options

Admaflex 3D printers can be upgraded with a patented feedstock system for printing metals and other heavy powders. The add on for metal printing overcomes the sedimentation problem of higher density materials. This puts the Admaflex 130 as the world’s first stereo lithography based 3D printer to print metals.

In-process Monitoring System

The vision-based in-process quality monitoring system is an excellent feature for full traceability of the printing process. All relevant production data are stored in logfiles with documented proof of the printing process. Real-time video capture and time-lapse recording are standard features of the monitoring system. It allows the user for example to partially stop adding layers to a defected product to allow the successful finalization of all remaining parts.