μ-mold shape deposition manufacturing of ceramic parts

S. W. Nam, J. Stampfl, H. C. Liu, S. Kang, F. B. Prinz

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Rapid Prototyping is a versatile method to build complex-shaped ceramic or metallic parts on a mesoscopic scale. In this work the fabrication of ceramic gas turbine engine parts with Mold Shape Deposition Manufacturing (Mold SDM) is described. Mold SDM exists of two steps: The pattern generation in wax using deposition and machining of wax layers and the pattern transfer process with gel-casting. For parts with feature sizes that are too small for machining, microfabrication methods are used to fabricate the mold. By combining micro- and macro-fabrication, complex parts in a wide variety of sizes can be manufactured. The surface quality of the mold significantly influences the mechanical properties of the final ceramic part. The contribution of the mold quality to the final mechanical properties is studied in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume625
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
EventSolid Freeform and Additive Fabrication -2000 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2000 Apr 242000 Apr 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'μ-mold shape deposition manufacturing of ceramic parts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this