Volume 19, Issue 2 p. 939-948
SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE

Processing and 3D printing of SiCN polymer-derived ceramics

Mohammadreza Mahmoudi

Mohammadreza Mahmoudi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA

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Sungjin Kim

Sungjin Kim

Division of Chemical Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

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Arif M. Arifuzzaman

Arif M. Arifuzzaman

Division of Chemical Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

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Tomonori Saito

Tomonori Saito

Division of Chemical Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

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Corson L. Cramer

Corson L. Cramer

Division of Manufacturing Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

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Majid Minary-Jolandan

Corresponding Author

Majid Minary-Jolandan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA

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Majid Minary-Jolandan, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

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First published: 14 October 2021
Citations: 3

Honoring Dr. Mrityunjay Singh

Abstract

Preceramic polymer resins are attractive for the 3D printing of net-shaped ceramic components. Recently various processes have been demonstrated for 3D printing of polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs). Ultimately in these processes, the process outcomes strongly depend on the process parameters. In particular, for PDCs the ceramic density, and ceramic yield are affected by the catalyst concentration and cross-linking duration. Here, we use thermal analysis and FTIR to quantify the interrelation of the process parameters on the process outcome for polysilazanes and demonstrate 3D printing of PDC components based on the best-identified process parameters. The results of this work can be used as guidelines for future additive manufacturing of PDCs.