Human beings recognized the beneficial properties of ceramics many thousands of years ago, making bricks and the first vessels from the flammable material. So-called functional ceramics have been in use since the mid-19th century. At that time, they were used initially as electrical insulators. Since then, countless applications for industrial ceramic components have been developed, as the properties of ceramics make them an extremely versatile material. Ceramic 3D printing using the LCM process is regarded as one of the latest technological developments in additive manufacturing.

Specialist companies like Lithoz GmbH and Steinbach AG have been offering ceramic 3D printing using lithography-based ceramic manufacturing only for a short period. For the first time ever, the process facilitates generative production of extremely precise ceramic components with the high density that is typical of the material.

history of the lcm technology