Johnson Matthey to open ceramic 3D printing facility in UK
Matthey has announced the opening of a new state-ofthe-art ceramic 3D printing facility in Royston, U.K.
This 3D printing process offers a cost effective solution for producing small complex ceramics on a large scale. The new R&D laboratory will enable development of a greater understanding of 3D printing, characterizing powders and inks to allow faster development and more effective solutions for customers.
The new lab will also improve ink characterisation techniques using a PixDro ink jet printer, fitted with same print head system installed across all of the R&D prototype and pilot plant printers. This allows diversity, as well as cost-saving experiments, assessing alternative suppliers and reagents. The new lab also features a mixer torque rheometer that allows powderink interactions to be measured.