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Thanks to impressively complex designs, ceramic casting cores printed using Lithoz LCM technology open up completely new possibilities in turbine design and successfully counter-act the usual enormous cost pressures associated with aerospace applications.

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CeraFab S65

LithaCore

Silica-based

LithaNit

Silicon Nitride

LithaCore

Silica-based

LithaNit

Silicon Nitride
With LCM 3D printers, development cycles can be considerably shortened, resulting in a much faster time-to-market. The time-consuming production of expensive molds is no longer necessary and the entire process is sped-up.

“Lithoz technology has enabled us to 3D print ceramic molds that meet the high demands of the investment casting process. In the future, this will make it possible to produce components that seem almost inconceivable today.”

Dr. Holger Reichenbächer, stv. Gf Schubert & Salzer Feingusß GmbH

Applications

3D-printed ceramic cores for superalloy aircraft turbine blades

Increasingly more stringent requirements for environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient aircraft engines call for more innovative turbines, which naturally require greatly improved cooling. With Lithoz's LCM technology, such functional and efficient components can finally be produced.

In addition to drastically reducing development time and thus speeding up time-to-market, it is possible to enable ever shorter development cycles, as the 3D printing of complex designed ceramic cores eliminates the need for expensive molds and lengthy changeovers. This efficiency makes LCM the perfect choice when it comes to producing innovative cast cores for the aerospace industry.

Ceramic cores for industrial gas turbines

The requirements for producing new designs of multi-bladed, complex and narrow cores go far beyond the limits of known conventional. The high-precision CeraFab 3D printing systems offer a tool-free solution that, thanks to the design freedom of additive manufacturing, enables the production of previously unachievable complex designs.

Lithoz's LCM technology can produce casting cores up to 500 mm in size. Lithoz offers a reliable, scalable and efficient solution that can perfectly map all requirements from prototyping to the production of large cores for industrial gas turbines.

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Drucker Frontal CeraFab S65
Recommended printer

CeraFab System S65

Ultimate precision meets functional scalability.
The world's number one for the 3D series production of complex high-performance ceramics in aerospace.

Recommended Material

LithaCore

Silica-based

Our casting core material, perfect for professionals, is precisely tuned to produce accurate ceramic cores with fine details and the highest of precision. A typical application is the single crystal casting of turbine blades.

Recommended Material

LithaNit

Silicon nitride

Our specialist for extreme conditions. This flexible slurry, based on beta-SiAlON ceramic, can withstand even the harshest conditions thanks to its high strength, toughness, thermal shock resistance and chemical resistance to corrosion.

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Our Materials at a Glance

Silicon nitride

Silica-based

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Hydroxylapatite

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Our experts will be happy to advise you on all questions relating to your applications in aerospace.