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Efficient manufacturing method of ceramic powders for 3D printing of complex structures.

This invention is a method for concentrating advanced ceramic nanosuspensions, particularly zirconia nanosuspensions. Nano size powders have a tendency to agglomerate during processing resulting in nanocomponents which may have undesirable material properties. Our invention comprises of a method of generating dispersion of nano-powder particles in the liquid, reducing the liquid content to concentrate the nanosuspension and processing of advanced ceramics using pressure-less sintering method.
These suspensions and their powders can be made suitable for 3D printing complex ceramic components for applications in high temperature metal filtration, ballistic protection, energy storage, biomedical implants etc.