Guest Editors: Aldo R. Boccaccini (Germany), Roger Narayan (USA), Jens Guenster (Germany), Fabrice Rossignol (France), Johannes Homa (Austria)

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Additive manufacturing (AM) includes a wide range of cost-effective fabrication techniques in which a solid physical model of the part is made directly from a 3-D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) file so offering a new freedom to shape complex parts without the constraints imposed by having a mold, or otherwise limited by forming, machining, or joining. Depending on the specific AM technique, (multi)layered ceramics, membrane-like ceramic structures, complex shaped bulk dense or porous ceramics may be fabricated by versatile, client customizable, cost effective and environmentally conscious procedures.

This Special Issue will publish papers in the broad field of additive manufacturing of ceramics, including specifically studies devoted to the applications of AM of ceramic components as integral element of modern technologies in industrial fields involving structural, functional and bioceramics.

Papers will address recent achievements in the broad area of AM methods for ceramic materials, in terms of the applicability of AM in advanced technologies, highlighting advantages and potential shortcomings of different AM techniques in relation to the final properties and reliability of products and components. The Special Issue will receive papers in areas such as:
  • Selective Laser Sintering
  • Laminated Object Manufacturing
  • Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Stereolithography
  • Direct writing
  • Powder bed fusion
  • Other/emerging AM routes
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