Keywords and Phrases
Additive Manufacturing; Ceramics
"The objective of this thesis work was to design ceramic paste systems that assist in achieving a high theoretical density ( > 95%) after deposition by a novel additive manufacturing process, i.e. Ceramic On-Demand Extrusion (CODE). The work is encompassed in five main sections: Sections 1 and 2 provide an introduction and literature review of relevant topics for the following sections of experimentation. Section 3 provides an analysis of a reaction chemistry to identify three discrete materials that could be combined via CODE and result in zirconium diboride (ZrB2) post-sintering. Section 4 describes the development of a high solids loading, aqueous yttria-stabilized zirconia paste. This material was identified as the next viable technical ceramic system after alumina for addition to the CODE portfolio. Section 5 details the use of sol-synthesized pre-mullite composite powder to densify stoichiometric mullite at modest temperatures. Section 6 provides a conclusion to the research results provided in the preceding three sections, as well as future work outlined in Section 7"--Abstract, page iii.
Leu, M. C. (Ming-Chuan)
Watts, Jeremy Lee, 1980-
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
United States Department of Energy National Technology Laboratory
Missouri University of Science and Technology Intelligent Systems Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 55 pages
© 2018 Devin McMillen, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Electronic OCLC #
McMillen, Devin, "Designed extrudate for ceramic additive manufacturing" (2018). Masters Theses. 7803.