Nanoceramics technologies mastered in Siberia?s Omsk

Nanoceramics technologies mastered in Siberia?s OmskAn industrial developer in Omsk, in Siberia, is pushing its technology to manufacture nanoceramics-based parts of any complexity, using three-dimensional printing

Sibtochmash, an industrial developer in Omsk, in Siberia, is pushing its technology to manufacture nanoceramics-based parts of any complexity, portal Innovanews.ru reported. Using their new proprietary method is said to enable the processing of ceramics, a fairly fragile material, into a nanomodified material strong enough to be used even in the defense sector. For example, the Siberian company manufactures turbine blade rods, a kind of product that has never before been made from ceramics. Igor Zinkin, the CEO of Sibtochmash, has strong faith in ceramics as a material of the future to be eagerly sought in the market. The company is also developing a 3D printer to work with ceramics; the printer is currently being tested. At the moment, a production run of nanoceramic parts takes two-to-three weeks to complete. A special powder-based ceramic mixture is molded and baked in a furnace for 15 hours at a temperature of 1,000-1,500 degrees Celsius. This type of ceramics could be ideal for armor; therefore the military are reported to be keeping tabs on the new Omsk project...