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At Lithoz, we understand the specific and unique requirements of a laboratory. It is precisely for this reason that we developed an affordable entry-level model that focuses on the most essential aspect: the full potential of LCM technology in its most compact form.

Our Recommendation

CeraFab Lab L30

LithaLox

Alumina

LithaCon

Zirconia

LithaLox

Alumina

LithaCon

Zirconia

Compact budget, full function. Designed specifically for laboratory use, the CeraFab Lab L30 is the most cost-effective way to unlock the power of LCM technology for prototyping and small-series production.

The components from our CeraFab printer are, of course, of the highest quality. But what really sets Lithoz apart is the vibrant partnership that truly benefits everyone.

ASS. PROF. Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines

Applications

Silicon nitride rotor for high-efficiency microturbines

Silicon nitride turbocharger rotors are used to enhance the response of an engine. Using ceramic rotors instead of metal reduces their inertia and thus reduces deceleration. In addition, these rotors are exposed to very hot gas and so must be durable even under these extreme conditions. Until now, complicated components made of silicon nitride could not be manufactured due to the limitations of conventional machining processes. Thanks to their powerful LCM technology, Lithoz CeraFab 3D printers enable the production of complex-shaped rotors to improve the performance of microturbines

Watch a video on thermal shock resistance testing for a 3D-printed silicon nitride component.

Highly complex miniature components with features as low as 100 µm in series production

The LCM 3D printing process for ceramics enables the production of applications with the finest of details and highly complex internal structures while maintaining excellent surface quality. Some examples are micronozzles and valves with flow-optimized paths, miniature rotors and micro milling tools, electronic applications such as complex and precise substrates and medical sensors, instruments and surgical tools.

The industrial series production of complex ceramic components with microstructures requires a technology that meets every demand for high repeatability. Where conventional methods such as milling, drilling, grinding and ceramic injection molding clearly reach their limits, CeraFab printers offer scalable series production of parts with features as low as 100 µm.

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.

The key technology
for your research project
Drucker CeraFab Lab L30
Recommended printer

CeraFab Lab L30

This affordable entry-level ceramic 3D printing model perfectly applies the proven qualities of Lithoz's LCM technology for use in materials research, prototyping or low-volume production.

Recommended Material

LithaLox

Alumina

Our flexible all-rounder is the clear top choice for laboratories. It combines all the outstanding properties of ceramics and uncomplicated handling to create a perfectly balanced material.

Recommended Material

LithaCon

Zirconia

In projects where extreme load capacity, biocompatibility or even the aesthetics of the components are the focus, users can take advantage of the special mechanical properties of Lithoz's premium zirconia.

Interested in Lithoz's LCM technology for your research project?
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CeraFab Multi 2M30​
Our Materials at a Glance

Silicon nitride

Silica-based

Tricalcium phosphate

Hydroxylapatite

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Our experts will be happy to advise you on all questions relating to LCM technology for research projects.