Morgan Advanced Materials to Showcase 3D Ceramic Printing Technology at RSNA 2018
The alumina samples that Morgan Advanced Materials will show at RSNA 2018 will reveal how the ceramic can be used in X-ray power tubes.
Morgan Advanced Materials will display its 3D ceramic printing capability at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, which will take place November 25-30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In booth 3153, Morgan will showcase the technology through its AL-300™ alumina ceramic.
According to Morgan, its AL-300 alumina offers superior dielectric strength, strong metallization capability and high strength. The samples being shown at RSNA 2018 will reveal how the ceramic can be used in X-ray power tubes.
“As technical experts in ceramics engineering, we’re very excited to introduce 3D printing into the medical industry,” said Clay Booth, Morgan’s commercial director for North America. “This technology has the potential to allow engineers to produce designs that are just not possible through other production methods that require moving tools, or subtractive machining of shapes. To our knowledge, no one has produced a 3D ceramic form from an existing formulation that has been proven so successful for decades, like our AL-300™ alumina. We’re now looking to take this to the next step to see how 3D printing can solve our customers’ challenges and fit into their plans.”
One of the biggest challenges of ceramic engineering is placing features on internal surfaces that are typically difficult and costly to machine. 3D parts can allow hidden features or multiple-part assemblies to be made simply in one engineered piece. A key benefit for engineers is that they can integrate cooling channels for future high-temperature applications.