HRL Laboratories, LLC, has been selected as a 2017 R&D 100 Finalist with the entry Additively Manufactured High-Temperature Polymer-Derived Ceramics. This breakthrough in additive manufacturing—3D printing—was originally published in the issue of the journal Science.
The R&D 100 award winners will be announced at a gala event during the fourth annual R&D 100 Conference held November 16‑17 at the Disney Swan Hotel in Orlando, FL.
The HRL technology is a new preceramic polymer resin for additive manufacturing of ceramics that overcomes the limitations of traditional ceramic processing. HRL’s preceramic polymers can be cured in a layer-wise fashion on off-the-shelf desktop stereolithography systems. This process enables the HRL team to harness the design freedom of additive manufacturing in creating components of virtually any shape and size that can withstand temperatures in excess of 1700°C and are ten times stronger than similar materials.