This week in ceramic news, researchers at Fraunhofer, a German think tank, have been using “suspension-based additive manufacturing” to create a multitude of ceramic pieces for the medical field, including micro-reactors, bone implants, dentures, and surgical tools. The micro-reactors create a small-scale chemical reaction to moderate the levels and combination of medication released to a patient.
According to the article, Tassilo Mortiz from Fraunhofer stated that, “to date, ceramic microreactors have mostly been milled out of plates. Internal and external sealing have always been a technological challenge for this. And there has been the problem of making connections that fit. Now, we can just print them onto the ceramic component during manufacturing in whatever form.”
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