UPDATED: Lithoz inaugurates their new Innovation Lab specially designed for further advancing ceramic 3D printing

UPDATE: Due to the current restrictions on movement relating to COVID-19, Lithoz GmbH have had to cancel the grand opening ceremony of the Lithoz Innovation planned for May 14th 2020.

Lithoz has various measures in place to protect the health of their employees and ensure as little disruption as possible to the service they provide to their clients. They will make sure that their customers will receive all supplies over the coming weeks and that all ordered machines will be delivered on time.

Nevertheless, in the light of their duty to society, they have made the sensible and necessary decision to cancel any major upcoming international events, including the much-anticipated opening of the Lithoz Innovation Lab. They hope to host this exciting event at another point in time.

However, this new hub of expertise will be open to customers and partners as soon as possible, allowing them to develop innovative applications, work on new materials and share in Lithoz’s enthusiasm for ceramics and 3D printing!

Lithoz GmbH, world-leading company in ceramic additive manufacturing, recently announced the official opening of the Lithoz Innovation Lab. The official opening will take place on the 14th May. The new space, dedicated entirely to advancing ceramic 3D printing, will be located at Lithoz headquarters in Vienna, Austria and will cover an area over 200 m².

What is the Lithoz Innovation Lab?

The Lithoz Innovation Lab (LIL) represents a hub of expertise where customers and partner companies will make use of Lithoz’s expert knowledge of 3D printing to accelerate their developments and innovation in ceramic manufacturing. The center will be the home of ceramic manufacturing in the future, allowing new ideas to meet the digital world and finally be transformed into a reality. The LIL will host training sessions and innovation programmes as well as featuring the latest in ceramic 3D printing technologies, while Lithoz’s team of experienced experts will be on hand to give guidance and advice about each step of the process.

Professor Alexander Michaelis, of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, gave his positive opinion of the new space:

‘This new state-of-the-art facility is a huge leap forward, as it gives industry and R&D the opportunity to push the limits of ceramic 3D printing while making discoveries along the way. Lithoz’s expertise in ceramic 3D printing supports every aspect of advanced ceramic material development and provides cross-industry solutions for new product development and production processes.’

The grand opening will feature a press conference held by Lithoz’s CEO, a lab tour and speeches held by:

– Peter Hanke (Executive City Councillor for Finance, Economy, Digitisation and International Affairs)

– o. Univ. Prof. Dipl. -Ing. Dr. techn. Dr. -Ing.h.c. Sabine Seidler (Rector of Technical University of Vienna)

– Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramics, Technologies and Systems IKTS)

– Dr. Johannes Benedikt, CTO & Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO (Lithoz co-founders)

The opening will be accompanied by the Vienna University of Technology Choir, and there will be a big celebration with Lithoz’s partners and members of the press.

For more information about the LIL grand opening, please contact Lithoz at teamuk@lithoz.com.

About Lithoz

Lithoz GmbH. is the global-market leader for ceramic 3D printing. Founded in 2011, the company is an innovator of solutions in additive manufacturing of ceramics. Extensive collaborations in industrial and research areas has allowed Lithoz to evolve into a industryleading partner, supporting their customers in the adoption of ceramic additive manufacturing.