The filaments for ceramic 3D printing available on the market so far are unfortunately not suitable for processing in larger quantities. Together with a German partner, the Bavarian company has developed a granulate from which ceramic filaments can be produced and processed in the same way as filaments made of plastics. Initial samples have been enthusiastically received by customers. So far, however, these samples could only be produced on a laboratory scale. Now, filaments are to be produced initially in small to larger quantities. Smaller quantities mean 10kg per order after successful sample production and larger quantities 25kg to 50kg per order. However, the Bavarian company does not have the necessary know-how and production facilities for this type of production. They are looking for a manufacturing agreement.
Attempts to produce the granulate on equipment for making plastic filaments have failed because the hot ceramic filament becomes brittle when cooled with water. The standard process in
the plastics industry is however water cooling.