Seed Meeting: Development of Ceramics 3D Printer

Seed-DOC-3D is a seed meeting in order to develop and prepare the DOC-3D (Development of ceramics 3D printer) project. The main goal of this seed meeting is to validate the 7 academic core partners and extend the partnership to industrial partners.

DOC-3D will be a proposal in response to the call: Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Innovative Training Networks (ITN): European Training Networks (ETN): MSCA-ITN-2016-ETN.

DOC-3D is an innovative European project that consists of both academic and non-academic (industrial) members.

The research methodology is based on multi-disciplinary (and inter-sectorial) collaboration among network participants. It focuses on 3D Printing of ceramics with the main aim to develop the next generation of 3D laser printers for ceramics, with applications in medicine, aerospace and military applications.

These printers will be able (1) to incorporate different additive strategies, (2) to avoid the use of additional substances (e.g., polymers) and (3) to produce net-shaped objects in one step. Many companies would like to buy such printers. The combination of the three above characteristics will indeed promote fast prototyping (for aerospace and military applications) and will allow for personalised shapes and structures especially useful for applications in medicine.

However these printers are not commercially available yet and need to be developed. The proposed multi- and inter-disciplinary research and innovative programme will lead to the advancement of knowledge in the field of 3D laser printing and sintering and to new processes and materials with superior properties and market potential.


  • D. Grossin (Coord.) , Ph. Tailhade, Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse, France
  • A. Stamboulis (Co-Coord.), M.M. Attallah, University of Birmingham, UK
  • A. Leriche, J-Ch Hornez, A. Thuault, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, France
  • S. Hocquet, Belgian Ceramic Research Centre, Mons, Belgium
  • S. Lemonnier, E Barraud, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, Germany
  • C Ristoscu, A. Visan, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
  • G. Kucukturk, M. Salamci, GAZI University, Turkey

Published on 10/12/2015

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