Tethon 3D and Nebraska develop ceramic and metal AM

Tethon 3D and the University of Nebraska are developing the first commercially available desktop DLP printer for ceramic and metal AM.

Tethon 3D has received a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to develop a new ceramic and metal 3D printing system. The newly funded project, entitled “A novel DLP 3D printer optimized for ceramics and metals,” is to begin development immediately and is set to become the first commercially available desktop DLP printer for ceramic and metal AM.

In developing the novel DLP 3D printing technology, Tethon 3D will work with the University of Nebraska engineers. The overall aim of the collaboration is to develop a DLP 3D printer specifically for ceramic and metal applications.

Though Tethon 3D will continue to provide its materials and solutions for a range of ceramic-friendly DLP, SLA and binder jetting technologies, the new project with the University of Nebraska represents the company’s first hardware division. The goal of developing a specialized DLP printer for ceramics and metals is to offer designers and manufacturers a more efficient way to produce complex ceramic and metal parts and enable higher volume manufacturing.