The European Ceramic Society


02/24 - Blue Skies, Greener Future: Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

This will be presented by Prof. Paolo Colombo on Thursday 29th February - 14:00-15:00 GMT

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a technology which has the potential not only to change the way of conventional industrial manufacturing processes, adding material instead of subtracting, but also to create entirely new production and business strategies. Currently, it is possible to manufacture ceramic components with a very wide range of compositions in a size ranging from the sub-micron to the meter and beyond.

As part of our ‘Blue Skies, Greener Future’ seminar series, this talk will discuss the different fabrication methods that have been developed for the production of ceramic components using AM, for use in a variety of engineering applications.

A critical assessment of the main features of the different technologies will be provided, as well as an overview of issues and benefits that derive from their implementation.

Speaker: Paolo Colombo is a professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. He is President of the International Ceramic Federation (ICF) and Vice President of the Italian Ceramic Society (2024-2026). He is also a member of the JECS Trust, an officer of the Materials Science Division of the European Academy of Sciences, and is serving in several committees in International Societies.

Paolo Colombo’s research interests include novel processing routes to architected glasses and ceramics (currently focusing mainly on Additive Manufacturing, using different technologies), the development of ceramic components from preceramic polymers and geopolymers, and the upcycling of industrial and natural waste.

When: Thursday 29th February, 14:00-15:00 GMT


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