Fabrication inner channel ceramics using layer additive method

Fwu Hsing Liu, Wen Hsueng Lin, Yung Kang Shen, Jeou Long Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper presents a layer additive method, ceramic laser curing, to form a ceramic part with inner channel features, by which silica powder is bonded by curing effect under disposal of a 20W CO2 laser. This process includes four steps: making slurry by mixing a binder with ceramic powder, paving the slurry on the surface of a platform, scanning the paved slurry layer via laser beam, removing the un-cured slurries from the solidified ceramic component. This process needed only low laser power to build ceramic parts by using "curing effect". The deflection and shrinkage of ceramics could be decreased, also the distortion due to post sintering process was avoidable. The inner channel structures were support by ceramic slurries to avoid the sagged deflection and to maintain the dimensional accuracy. The maximum flexural strength of the cured specimen was 4.7 MPa. This process has potential to fabricate inner complex ceramic components for industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials Processing IX
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0878492674, 9780878492671
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, APCMP2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 10 2010

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Other9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, APCMP2010
CitySydney, NSW


  • Ceramic part
  • Laser curing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Slurry support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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