Product designers and managers have hardly begun to harness the unique properties and functions of technical ceramics. With the capacity to transmit temperature and simultaneously resist electrical currents and with capacity to either reduce or increase friction, they can come in many forms and applications, from cosmetics to foundries.
For end users, understanding ceramics’ capabilities is crucial to integrating them in a way that delivers competitive advantage, reduced costs, improved performance and other key benefits. Though ceramics can be harder than a diamond and lighter than steel they can also be as fragile as a dinner plate so this high level session will demonstrate some uses for advanced ceramics and cover off some of the key USPs and pitfalls for these versatile materials.
Talks (10 minutes each):
Use of Tailored Porosity in 3D printed Ceramics as a Property for Applications in Aerospace, Space, Communication and Biomedical Sectors
Prof. B. Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Advanced Materials & Processing, School of AACME, Department of Materials, Loughborough University
Helmut Ringdorfer, Marketing Manager for Advanced Ceramics Market, Imerys
Panel discussion and Q&A (remaining time)
- What new applications are showing the most promise for advanced ceramics?
- Where should users start in technical ceramics discovery?