RE: 3DP with ceramics?...

From: García Romero Ana (
Date: Wed Apr 17 2002 - 15:46:26 EEST

I might be wrong, but as far as I know the 3D printing process developed by MIT was licensed according to market-product sectors, not to materials. Presently, related to ceramic products there are at least three different licenses: one for producing ceramic shells for casting, once for producing ceramic filters, and one for producing ceramic preforms for metal matrix composites....This is what I knew, but there might be several more licenses.

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De: Buzz Lightyear []
Enviado el: martes, 16 de abril de 2002 21:24
Asunto: Re: 3DP with ceramics?...

Z Corp has secured the patent rights to now start producing parts with ceramics. They will be showing parts at the upcoming RP show in Cincinnati.


  Erkut Negis <> wrote:

Dera List,

As far as I know, only Soligen has license to use MIT's 3DP technology for direct fabrication of ceramic investment casting shells?


Erkut Negis

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Burlington, MA, April 5, 2002 - Z Corporation is very pleased to announce the development of ZCast Direct Metal Casting, a breakthrough ability to produce prototype cast parts in aluminum and other metals in 24-48 hours. Z Corporation
has formed an alliance with Griffin Industries (, a leading producer of prototype and production tooling, for the continued development and optimization of this technology. The new ZCast powder system is a plaster and
ceramic composite specifically designed for casting aluminum and other non-ferrous metals.

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