3D printed ceramic micro-reactor ideal for medicine and automobile

3D printing is gradually expanding its scope, and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving. Just think about what has been accomplished in recent years in the fields of medicine and construction, to name a few. And now the solution bush In cooperation with sorry The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology intends to give more impetus to progress in achieving The first 3D-printed technical ceramic micro-reactor for chemical reactions.

It is an important result, achieved by the research team, because not only 3D-printed ceramics is capable of Meets the highest requirements and withstands high temperatures that occur during the chemical reactions that occur inside the micro-reactor, but also because they can be Used in various sectors, from medicine to home and mobility.

Many areas of application

Here are some application examples:

  • Medicine: bipolar scissors cut the tissue and stop the bleeding, and the electric current passing through the blades heats the tissues and coagulates them. To avoid short circuits when closing the blades, the perfect insulation can be made of technical ceramics.
  • Mobility: Technical ceramics are used for example in fuel cell stacks because they are highly heat-resistant. Another device made of technical ceramics in the automotive field: parking sensors.
  • Others: We find technical ceramics inside the coffee grinders that ensure that the grind remains unchanged over time, while preserving the aroma of the coffee.

To improve the solution intended for chemical reactions”We have successfully used 3D printing to produce ceramic components that cannot be made conventionally‘,” explains Klaus Brusijl, Sales Director of Bosch Advanced Ceramics in Allgäu.

The positive element also lies in the fact that the 3D-printed technical ceramic microreactor is used It requires much less raw materials and energy than large reactors.

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