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A review of additive manufacturing for ceramic production

Eduardo Castro e Costa (CIAUD, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)
José Pinto Duarte (H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)
Paulo Bártolo (School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)

Rapid Prototyping Journal

ISSN: 1355-2546

Article publication date: 22 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

In this paper, the authors aim to address the potential of mass personalization for ceramic tableware objects. They argue that additive manufacturing (AM) is the most adequate approach to the production of such objects.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors review the manufacturing of ceramic tableware objects, both traditional techniques and AM processes, and assess which available AM technologies are suitable for the research purpose.

Findings

The authors consider binder jetting and material extrusion as the most suitable processes for the production of ceramic objects to be integrated into a mass personalization system of ceramic tableware.

Originality/value

This paper provides an original overview of traditional and innovative techniques in ceramic manufacturing, exposing not only its differences but also its commonalities. Such overview supports the conceptual design of original equipment.

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Acknowledgements

This work is funded by FEDER Grants through COMPETE – Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade and by National Grants through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, as part of the “TECTON 3D” project (PTDC/EEI-SII/3154/2012). Eduardo Castro e Costa is funded by FCT with PhD grant SFRH/BD/88040/2012. Furthermore, the authors would like to thank the team at the University of Manchester, namely, Dr Marco Domingos at the Manchester Biomanufacturing Centre, and Dr Christian Griffiths and Mr Stuart Mcintyre at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

Citation

Castro e Costa, E., Duarte, J.P. and Bártolo, P. (2017), "A review of additive manufacturing for ceramic production", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 954-963. https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-09-2015-0128

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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